Overview for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek In Nepal
- Trip Code: CT-10032
- Package: Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek In Nepal
- Duration: 11 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 4,130m/ 9,577ft
- Trip Level:
ModerateRequires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Tourist Bus | Domestic Flight | Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January- Feb.
- Trip Route: Khade Landruk - Chumrung – Durali- Annapurna Base camp- Dovan- Jinudada- Pokhara
- Scenic tour to Pokhara and the Lakeside city
- Trekking through the verdant hills alongside the Annapurna Himalayan range
- Machhapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
- Witnessing the Gurung culture of the Annapurna Region
- Natural Hot spring at Jhinu
The Annapurna Trek in Nepal is also widely known to be one of the classic trekking in Nepal. Following the trails of the beautiful mountains and lush green hills the Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best experience one can get during the Annapurna circuit expedition. As the name suggests, the centre piece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8,000 m peaks to be climbed. Also included in this region is another 8,000 m giant, Dhaulagiri. Annapurna Base Camp elevation is at an altitude of 4130 meters.
The major highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking has the stunning view that the two base camps – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4130m) and Annapurna Base Camp – have to offer. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Ranges that include Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998 m), and Tilicho peak (7134m) along with many others. Trekking Annapurna Base Camp also holds the culturally rich Gurung and Magar villages where travelers may witness the lifestyle of the village people. There is even a hot spring to enjoy on the way back from the Annapurna Base camp.
The accommodations during Annapurna Trek in Nepal are all handled by CoreTreks during your travel journey. We have contacts with the local teahouses, and we do our best in providing our guests with the best service available. This is also one of the benefits of traveling with travel companies in Nepal. Spring (Mar-May) and Fall (Sep-Nov) seasons are the best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal and the Annapurna Circuit. The cost of Annapurna Base Camp trek is also regarded as one of the best value-for-money circuit treks in Nepal.
Trip Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek In Nepal
Arrival in Kathmandu
A representative from Core Treks will come to pick you up at the airport. After that we'll be taking you to your hotel. We'll have a short briefing session and feel free to ask any question you might have regarding the trek. If you want to explore the city we might as well walk around the street of Thamel and it's even possible to do some last minute shopping. There're no further activities for the day so you might as well check into the hotel.
Kathmandu to Pokhara
We'll be heading to Pokhara on this day. There are two options regarding our travel to Pokhara; by air travel or by drive. A flight would take around 25 minutes to reach whereas driving to Pokhara might take around 7 hours. It depends on how you want to travel. Whether you want to enjoy the scenic highway drive of Nepal or a short scenic flight and enjoy the rest of the day at chilling or exploring Pokhara.
Pokhara to Khade to Landruk
Upon having breakfast we make an hour drive to Khada. From there, our trekking towards Annapurna region begins. We make our way towards the village of Landruk. Our walk will be around 5 hours long. As we walk along, we enjoy the tranquil view of the Himalayan ranges including Annapurna and Manaslu.
Landruk to Sinuwa
The trail ascends steeply over to the mountain side. We embark on a damp trail towards the rhododendron and bamboo forests. The trail is lined with petrified trees and sienna foliage. Upon reaching Sinuwa, we'll call it a day and rest for the day.
Sinuwa to Deurali
We continue our walk further towards Deurali. We will pass through the village of Himalaya which a trail lined with verdant trees and sienna foliage.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
After a steady hike on this day, we reach to the Machhapurchhre Base Camp from where excellent view of the fishtail mountain can be witnessed along with Mt Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna III and Annapurna South. After bit of a walk from there, we'll reach to the Annapurna Base Camp beneath the foothills of the 10th highest mountain peak in the world.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
We descend down towards Modi Khola at Bamboo and dropping our elevation to 1700 meters. The area is not as dense as travelers are greeted with cold breeze where travelers can also find a bit of a solitude. We'll call it a day upon reaching Bamboo.
Bamboo to Jhinu Dada
We begin our day with walking to Chhomrong and pass through Kalgidhar. As we approach Chhomrong, the trail descends down towards Jhinu Danda where there's also a hot spring by the river bank which is an amazing place to be. This place really is something of a treat on our hard walk.
Jhinu Dada to Siwai to Pokhara
After having our breakfast we trek towards the town of Siwai as it will also be our last walk of this trekking journey. After walking for about 3 hours we reach to Siwai from where we'll drive back to Pokhara. We'll spend the evening in the lakeside Pokhara and enjoy its nightlife as we head back to Kathmandu the next day.
Pokhara to Kathmandu
We'll return back to Kathmandu via the mode of transportation of your choice (i.e. by air flight or by drive). We'll drive back to Kathmandu and back to your hotel. After resting for a bit, we'll be organizing a dinner party for our fellow guests where you'll be taken to a traditional Nepalese cuisine restaurant.
Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast included. (4 Nights).
- Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (6 Nights).
- Kathmandu – Pokhara– Kathmandu by Luxury tourist bus (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
- Pokhara to Khade (Trekking start Point) & Siwai to Pokhara by Private Vehicle.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Annapurna Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal is considered as a moderate level trek. It is recommend to have a past trekking experience but even if you do not have any, it is still doable. Our experts will provide trainings and information about safety precautions before heading to the mountains.
Yes, it is completely safe to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. However, there could be consequences if you do not have proper guidance on the mountains. So be sure to learn from our mountaineering experts beforehand.
Expect about 6 hours of hiking daily on the average, a scenic tour to Pokhara (the Lakeside City), and verdant hills alongside the Annapurna Himalayan range, the Gurung culture and a hot natural spring at Jhinu.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Ghorepani in Nepal.
To book the Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Ghorepani in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking,
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
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Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:
- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
- Free Travel Guide (New)
CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.
Stunning views just as I expected
From: Poland | On: 15 Nov, 2019
I had an amazing experience in Nepal. It was different. It was really a privilege to trek through the trails leading to Annapurna Base Camp. The trekking was a little tough but our guides helped me through it.
Thanks to CoreTreks for making this whole trip possible and helping us, from packing to booking guest houses. Really loved the vibes. Looking forward to visit again.
Uncomfortable bus ride
From: India | On: 12 Apr, 2019
Usually I’m not the guy to complain but the bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara was a little uncomfortable. I would recommend taking a flight to Pokhara.
Other than that, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp was great and the guides actually helped me through all the confusions I had. Thank you for patiently answering my all questions and I definitely recommend to book with CoreTreks they are the best.
Pokhara was amazing
From: Canada | On: 15 Oct, 2018
I loved the trip. Trekking has always been my passion plus I get to explore different places. Nepal was one of the destination in my wish list, I’m glad that I get to check this off my list now that I have experienced trekking the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Absolutely amazing service by CoreTreks. They did a short tour of Pokhara and I loved it. Keep doing the great work guys. Thanks again.
Short but great trek
From: Korea, Democratic People | On: 02 May, 2016
I’m so grateful that I got a chance to trek through the trials of Nepal. It has been my dream and thanks to CoreTreks for making it possible.
Our guides and porters helped us a lot. I’m amazed how hardworking they are. I’m looking forward to visiting Nepal again.