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|1||Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) and fly to Pokhara||830m||30 min Flight|
|2||Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk||2150m||1:30 hour drive & 4 hours trek|
|3||Trek to Sinewa||2250m||5 to 6 hours|
|4||Trek to Deurali||3350m||5 to 6 hours|
|5||Trek to MBC to ABC||4130m||5 to 6 hours|
|6||Trek to Bamboo||2310m||5 to 6 hours|
|7||Trek to Jhinu Dada||1760m||5 to 6 hours|
|8||Trek to New Bridge & drive to Pokhara||830m||1-hour trek & 2 hours Drive|
|9||Drive / Flight to Kathmandu||1450m||6 to 7 hours Drive|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Your guide and representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Then guide you to the domestic terminal for your flight to Pokhara.
The 35-minute flight to Pokhara offers a wide range of Himalayan Panorama, the countryside of Nepal, many green hills, and Riversides. Once you arrive in Pokhara Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be held at your hotel. During this meeting, we will introduce the rest members of the crew. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal. In the evening boating in the Fewa Lake and hike up to world peace Stupa for a Sunset view over the Pokhara valley and the beautiful Annapurna massif.
A perfect start for your trek!
On the second day of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, After the good Breakfast, we begin with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which takes approximately 1.5 hours. From Nayapul, we start our trek towards the beautiful Ghandruk village. As we start our trek, we will pass through the beautiful Birethanti village where the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) check posts are located. After a brief check, we will continue on to Shauli Bazaar, where we will have our lunch.
After lunch, we will begin our ascent towards Ghandruk village, a Gurung village located at an altitude of 1950 meters. The trek will take us around 2 hours to complete, and we will pass through the beautiful Farming land, and typical Gurung houses, experiencing the fresh mountain air and the sound of the chirping birds. Upon reaching Ghandruk village, we will be greeted by stunning views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre.
Ghandruk is a picturesque village with traditional stone houses and narrow alleys. It is a popular spot for trekkers and travelers alike, and we will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people who reside here. We can visit the Gurung Cultural Museum, which provides a glimpse into the culture, history, and traditions of the Gurung people. We will also have the chance to enjoy a stunning sunset view over the mountains from Ghandruk, making for an unforgettable experience on our second day of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Note: It is possible to drive all the way to Ghandruk from Pokhara.
You will wake up to the stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna Mountains from your bedroom window. After having breakfast, you will start your trek to Sinewa village via Chhomrong village. The trail goes through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, and it is an amazing opportunity to see various flora and fauna on the way.
The trail first ascends to Burjung dada, which offers stunning views of the Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains. After that, you will descend steeply downhill to Burjung Khola, where you can take a tea break and rest for a while with the stunning views of the River Valley.
The trail then gradually climbs up to Chhomrong village, which is a beautiful Gurung Village and the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. You will stop here for lunch and then descend steeply downhill to Chhomrong Khola / River. After crossing the River, you will climb up to Sinewa village, where you will spend the night.
Sinewa village is a small village with traditional houses and terraced fields. The village offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills, Chhomrong village, and mountains. It is a great place to experience the local culture and interact with the friendly villagers. You will have a comfortable night's rest here, ready to continue your trek the following day.
The day starts with a hearty breakfast in Sinewa, followed by a gentle descent for an hour to reach the small settlement of Bamboo (2,310m). From here, we gradually climb for an hour to reach Dovan (2,500m) which is situated amidst a dense forest of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo trees. The trail continues through the forest with the sound of the Modi Khola river accompanying us all the way to the Shiva Baraha Temple (2,730m) which marks the halfway point of today's trek.
After the temple, the trail gets steeper and we climb for about an hour to reach the Himalaya Hotel (2,920m) for a Lunch break. From here, we continue to ascend through the forest and open up into a wide plain before arriving at Hinku cave (3,100m), where we can take another short break.
After the break, we continue for another 30 minutes to reach your final destination Deurali (3,250m). Deurali is a small village that offers magnificent views of the valley below and the towering mountains surrounding it. It is a popular stopover for trekkers as it is located at the foot of the Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain and is surrounded by lush green forests and Giant rocky hills on all sides.
At Deurali, we can rest and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding rocky hills and Modi Khola Valley before calling it a day. It is also important to stay hydrated and to drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness. You should also avoid alcohol and smoking as it can worsen the symptoms of altitude sickness.
We start our day with a hearty breakfast, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayan mountains. The trek from Deurali to MBC and ABC takes us to the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, a stunning natural amphitheater surrounded by towering peaks.
As we leave Deurali, we begin a gradual ascent toward the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). The trail takes us through lush forests of bamboo and rhododendron, with the sound of the Modi Khola river always nearby.
After about 2 hours of trekking, we arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m / 12,139 ft), where we are rewarded with breathtaking views of the towering Machhapuchhre (also known as "Fishtail") mountain. The base camp is a small settlement of Guesthouses, where we can take a break and enjoy a hot drink and Lunch before continuing on to ABC.
The trail from MBC to ABC takes us through a rocky and barren landscape, as we ascend above the tree line towards the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail is steep in some places, but the spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers make the effort more than worth it. As we climb higher, we can see the massive south face of the Annapurna mountain range towering in front of us.
Finally, after about 2 hours of trekking, we arrive at the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550 ft). The camp is situated at the foot of the immense south face of Annapurna, surrounded by a natural amphitheater of towering peaks and Glaciers. From here, we can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna I, II, III, and IV, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and the towering peak of Machhapuchhre.
The Annapurna Base Camp is a small settlement of a few teahouses, where we will spend the night. The air here is thin and cold, but the warmth of the people and the stunning beauty of the surrounding landscape make it a truly unforgettable experience.
After waking up early to enjoy the sunrise view from the Annapurna Base Camp, we will have breakfast before starting our descent towards Bamboo. As we leave the base camp, we'll take a moment to appreciate the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains one last time and capture your moment.
The descent from ABC to Bamboo will take us through the same route we used on the way up, passing through MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, and Dovan. The trail is mostly downhill, but there are still some uphill sections that require some effort.
As we trek back through the dense rhododendron and bamboo forests, we'll once again be surrounded by the lush greenery and the sound of the Modi Khola river. We'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the scenery, and we might even encounter some wildlife along the way.
We'll have a lunch break at Himalaya before continuing our descent towards Bamboo. The trail will take us past numerous waterfalls and streams, and we'll have the chance to cool off in the refreshing mist. As we descend further, the air will become warmer and more humid, signaling our return to lower elevations.
Once we arrive at Bamboo, we'll check into our tea house and have some time to rest and relax. The tea house is located right next to the river, providing a calming atmosphere to unwind after a long day of trekking. We'll have dinner and spend the night in the cozy tea house before continuing our trek the next day.
Our trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Dada starts with a satisfying breakfast that fuels us for the journey ahead. We followed the same trail that we had taken on our way up until we reached Chhomrong. The trail is familiar to you by now, As you walk down to the Chhomrong Khola, the stunning views of the valley below and the picturesque mountains in the distance continue to amaze you. You cross the suspension bridge and climb the steep stone steps that lead to Chhomrong village, where we stop for lunch.
After reaching Chhomrong, we descended very steeply toward the Jhinu Danda. The trail is quite tricky to navigate as it is steep and rocky, The views of the Annapurna South II, III, and IV, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and the towering peak of Machhapuchhre and valley from the top are breathtaking.
Jhinu Dada is known for its natural hot springs, and we can't wait to take a relaxing bath after the long trek. The hot spring is a 20-minute walk from your guesthouse on the bank of the Modi River. The water is hot and soothing, and it is the perfect way to soothe our tired muscles.
After breakfast, we begin our final day of the trek. The trail descends towards the Modi Khola River, passing through small villages and terraced farmlands. Along the way, we'll enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding hills and mountains. After 2 hours of trek, we'll reach Syauli Bazaar for our Tea Break, a small village with numerous shops and restaurants.
From Syauli Bazaar, we'll continue our trek towards Nayapul, passing through several small villages and forests. The trail descends gently mostly following the road, offering breathtaking views of the hills and valleys below. Upon reaching Nayapul, we'll board a private vehicle and drive back to Pokhara.
The drive to Pokhara is a scenic one, passing through lush forests, rice paddies, and charming Nepalese villages. Once we arrive in Pokhara, we'll check into our hotel and enjoy a well-deserved hot shower. In the evening, we can take a stroll around the beautiful Phewa Lake, explore the local markets, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna range from your hotel balcony.
We will take an early morning deluxe tourist bus/afternoon flight to Kathmandu. If you have time and are interested in extending the trip, White water rafting, Chitwan jungle safari, visit Lumbini: Birthplace of Lord Buddha, paragliding, and sightseeing will be ideal.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu for 1 night and in Pokhara for 2 nights with breakfast and best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Annapurna reason is providing the room with attached bathrooms, we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
Normally Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) is an unpleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (9 breakfasts), 7 lunches and 8 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure success there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers) and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.
In Annapurna Base Camp Trek they have safe drinking water project to avoid the Plastic uses in the mountains. so they have safe drinking water which is purified by in the water purification station. Every single guesthouse and tea shop have this water where you can buy. you should have a water bottle with you to fill up. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer system such as Katadyn, Kent or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. NNTR trekking crew are ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.
This Annapurna base camp trek package includes most of the things you need for a normal day in the mountain. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses. Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price. Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara: Except for the farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included in Kathmandu and Pokhara, from the day you start the trek everything will be included Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets. Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own. Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter. Tips for your guide and support staff: Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it's normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.
Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself for altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.
The altitude of the Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130 meters/13,550 feet above the sea label.
No, Normally for this Annapurna Base camp trek you don't need the Crampons. it will be ideal if you are trekking in the wintertime. In the winter trail from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp is normally covered with snow. the Crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.
You can start the Annapurna base camp trek in many different ways. According to above Itinearory, the walking distance of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is about 60 Km or 37 miles.
The following 9 days itinerary Starting and ending at Kathmandu is the short way to get there. if you trek through Poon Hill it will take 12 days, similarly, if you start from Kande/Phedi it will take 12 days too. so the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be done in between 5 to 15 days. just let us know how long you want to spend in the area we will personally customize the trip as per your needs and interests.
We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.
Yes, most of the guesthouses in this Annapurna base camp trek have Electricity, Hot Shower, and Wifi. for electricity, every village has a Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them, and for the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar Panels and a gas tankless water heater. in the Annapurna base camp in case of bad weather, they might not have enough electricity to charge your phone or the camera battery. make sure you get charged everything in the previous place because of Annapurna base camp relay on only the solar panel.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.
Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us! every trekker who wants to trek in around Annapurna's reason of Nepal needs to get 2 different permits. 1) TIMS Card, and 2) Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit(ACAP) All of them will cost 40 us dollars for foreigners, 13 us dollars for SAARC Nationality, and 50 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.