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Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 12 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek also referred as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek has a stunning route that follows the Modi Khola (River) Valley up to the Annapurna South base camp. Annapurna base camp is located in a beautiful natural bowl formed by a ring of eight 7000+ Himalayan peaks. As the trek progresses, it passes through a huge variety of landscapes as the altitude increases until the glaciers of the Himalaya are reached at the sanctuary.

The Annapurna Region in central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. The area boasts a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes including Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Manangis and Tibetans. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, forests of bamboo, oak and rhododendron, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and towering Annapurna Mountains. This area has the world's deepest river gorge, Kali Gandaki, lying some 6900 metres (22,563 ft.) that lies below Annapurna I , (World's eighth highest mountain) and the Fishtail mountain. The area is home to over 440 species of birds and animals like the marten deer, Langur (monkey) and the elusive snow leopard.

This ABC base camp trek (Annapurna Base  Camp Trek) is designed for travellers with lesser number of days in Nepal.

For travelers who who wants a more relaxed itinerary can try a different route like the Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days  and who wants to circle Annapurna massif can try Annapurna Circuit Trek - 22 Days which is relatively long and hard trek.

This is a good trek option

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Upon arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to hotel. After the trip briefing you are free and easy to spend time on your own.  You may wish to do some shopping of trekking gears such as pants, trousers, t shirts, jacket, trekking boats, hats, caps, globes, water bottles etc which are found everywhere in Thamel at a reasonable price. In the evening we will proceed for welcome dinner hosted by our company.

Dinner included

After breakfast, we will start our drive to Pokhara which is approx 6 to 7 hours from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a beautiful valley surrounded by Annapurna Range and Fishtail Mountain. Pokhara is also famous for lakes and its natural beauty. Pokhara is the starting place for many beautiful treks of Nepal. Upon arriving in Pokhara, check in to hotel and free time to rest or have a nice walk in the beautiful lake side area.

Today morning we will drive to Nayapul and commence our trek to Ghandruk. Our trek starts by following a trail alongside the Modi Khola (River). Trekking along the green vegetations and beautiful village sights we will reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is beautiful village in the hills of Annapurna region which is inhabited by the Gurung People. We can see many traditional village styled houses there. The place commands beautiful views of Himalayas and beautiful villages. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

We leave the beautiful village of Ghandruk and walk ahead for an hour to reach Kimrungdanda from where we can have amazing views of Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Huichuli and Gangapurna. Then we continue our trek descending towards Kimrong Khola and walk up to Chere Danda. After a short walk we will reach the beautiful village of Chhomrong.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After breakfast we will start our trek to Bamboo. The path to bamboo is mostly of stone steps before we reach Chhomrong Khola. We then cross the bridge and trek uphill to reach Sinuwa. Rest for a while in Sinuwa and we start our trek again for Bamboo crossing a beautiful forest.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will walk in the bamboo forest before reaching Himalaya Hotel. The bamboo forest is cold and damp as sun is not visible due to the thick forest. But after Himalaya hotel we will come out on the sun again. We will walk on a steep way to a much drier forest before reaching Hinku cave.  From this point we will find the trail closer to the river before climbing to Deurali. This place has best scenery of today’s trek. We will walk further more to reach Deurali.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we climb past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC) which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted to reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which is the main destination of our trek. The place offers spectacular views of amazing mountains sceneries. We enjoy the mesmerizing views of Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Huichuli and many other peaks.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will trek back to Bamboo which will be a long days trek. It will take around 7 to 8 hours to reach Bamboo from ABC. Most of the part of the trek is downhill today. Enjoy the beautiful sceneries as you trek down to reach Bamboo

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will walk for around 5 to 6 hours to reach Jhinu Danda. We will trek down to Chhomrong then continue to Jhinu Danda. There is a hot spring near our destination today, so if you wish to relax in the hot spring, you can visit once we reach Jhinu Danda.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

As we are coming to an end of a beautiful trekking trip, today we will walk back to Nayapul where we first started our trek. It will take around 4 hours to reach Nayapul. There our vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara which will take around 2 hours. On reaching Pokhara, check in to your hotel and free time to explore Lake side area on your own.

Breakfast & Lunch included

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful sceneries and crossing many hills and rivers. After reaching Kathmandu check in to your hotel and you have short time to refresh. In the evening we will proceed for a farewell dinner with cultural show in a traditional Nepalese restaurants hosted by our company to celebrate the successful completion of your trek.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Today you are free until your departure time to Airport. You can rest or relax or do shopping if you have some time. Our representative will come to pick you up 3 hours prior to departure time and transfer you to Airport. Have a good flight back home with beautiful Himalayan memories of Nepal.

Breakfast included

Cost Includes:

  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 07 nights’ accommodation during trek in a Tea House on a twin shared basis
  • All meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • English speaking Trek leader/Guide
  • Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Duffel bags, T- Shirt (Yours to keep)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs
  • All necessary permits for the trek
  • Medical Kit (carried by guide)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • All ground transfers on a comfortable private vehicle
  • Government, hotel and all applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance with rescue and emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 30 for 15 days Visa, USD 50 for 30 days Visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.
  • Items such as hot water for shower/drinking; Mobile phone and camera charging etc will be extra during trek.
  • Tipping to guide and driver
  • Any other item that is not mentioned in the Cost includes list.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered moderate, despite its various obstacles. This trek is not overly strenuous, though it does involve steep and rugged trails, walking over stone stairs, and walking for up to six hours per day.

Is Annapurna Base Camp for beginners?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starting from a base in Pokhara is an ideal multi-day trek for reasonably fit travellers.

How long does it take to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The hiking trail to Annapurna Base Camp can be accessed from various trailheads and the length of the route varies depending on the routes you take.This Short Trek to Annapurna Base Camp takes 12 days including arrival and departure.

How much does it cost to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 12 Days $ 970 Per person per Couple
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days $ 1120 Per person per Couple

What is the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The best months to trek to Annapurna base camp  are February, March, April and May. Trekking in post monsoosn ie. September, October, November and December are ideal for trekkers.

Is Annapurna Sanctuary same as Annapurna Base Camp?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is a legendary journey through the Himalaya to the base camp of Annapurna I, a Nepalese mountain standing at 8091m.

Is Annapurna same as Everest?

The Annapurna Circuit and the Everest Base Camp trek are two treks of stark contrast. Despite both taking place in the Himalayas of Nepal and requiring an abundance of trekking at high altitude, they differ significantly in other areas such as accessibility.

What is special about Annapurna?

Annapurna is a subrange of the Himalaya, reaching 8,091 m (26,538 ft), making it the 10th-highest summit in the world and one of fourteen over 8000 meters in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. It stretches east from a deep gorge formed by the Kali Gandaki River to the Marsyangdi River.

Why is Annapurna Base Camp famous?

Annapurna Base Camp, located 8091 m above sea level, is well known for trekking in the Annapurna region. It is situated in the national park with the world's deepest gorge, several high mountain lakes, and incredible biodiversity. The trail journey to the camp passes through Mt. Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Annapurna Base camp trek is one of the famous treks in Nepal.

Is Annapurna harder than Everest?

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is generally considered to be slightly less taxing than Everest Base Camp due to a variety of factors. The route to Annapurna is typically at lower altitudes and has fewer steep climbs.

How long is the ABC trek?

Trek Distance 110km / 68.35 miles, Highest Altitude 4,090m / 13,418, Duration Approximately 5 to 6 hrs per day.

Can I trek alone in Nepal?

Nepal is a popular destination for solo trekkers, offering freedom and unique perks. It is also one of the safest trekking destinations in the world, provided the right preparations and precautions are taken.

Is Annapurna Base Camp trek easy?

Annapurna Base camp is not a difficult walk, but there are certain challenges to consider when planning the trek. These include duration and distance of the trip, altitude sickness, preparedness, and trekking season.

Where is ABC Base Camp?

The mighty Mt Annapurna massif lies in central Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is roughly 50 km from Pokhara and is one of the most iconic places to visit. National Geographic has even recommended Annapurna Trek as a once-in-a-lifetime experience destination of the world, making it a great destination to travel to.

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$ 970 Per person per couple
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2-2 970
3-6 940
7-12 900
13-18 850
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Trip Highlight

  • duration Trip Duration : 12 Days
  • difficulty_level Trip Grade : Moderate
  • accommodation Accommodation : 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and Tea House during Trek.
  • altitude Max. Altitude : 4130 m/13545 ft
  • best_season Best Season : February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

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