Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Price starts from

USD 490

Meal

Full Board Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided during the trek but meals are not included in Pokhara. 

Transportation

Public bus and sharing jeep

Shared transportation (Jeep) is provided which is arranged by Trek Ways Nepal Guide. 

Accommodations

Hotel & Lodge

Lodges are provided during the trek which are private rooms but only at Himalaya. and  Annapurna Base Camp are dormitory beds available. Please consider it. 

Activity

7-8 hours

Max Altitude

4130m/13545ft,

Trip Grade

Challenging

Best Time

March to May & September to December

Overview

The Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is a classic journey that takes you through diverse landscapes and stunning scenery in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Trek Ways Nepal’s short ABC trek starts from the city of paradise Pokhara. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp gradually ascends through terraced farmlands, lush forests filled with rhododendron trees, and traditional Gurung villages. As you gain elevation, the views become increasingly breathtaking, with towering peaks such as Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare (Fishtail). There are friendly lodges along the way where you can rest and enjoy delicious Nepali food. Finally, reaching the base camp at the foot of the mighty Annapurna massif is a truly awe-inspiring experience, with panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks surrounding you. Enjoy a quick bath in the natural hot spring on the way back.

With its relatively short duration and manageable difficulty level, the short Annapurna Base Camp trek is ideal for those seeking an unforgettable adventure in a short timeframe. Trekking to Short Annapurna Base Camp starts and ends in Pokhara. The trek begins with a jeep ride to Siwai and a walk via Chomrong, Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC), and finally to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Trek Ways Nepal’s full board package includes, transportation to and back, all meals, Lodges, safe drinking water, trekking permits (ACAP), a TIMS permit, a Porter to carry your luggage, and an English-speaking guide. You can check out our long version trek to Annapurna Base Camp if you wish to trek through the Annapurna loop.

Itinerary

Your guide will meet at your hotel in Pokhara (you should let us know name of your hotel a day before the trek begins) at 7 am. We will take jeep to Siwai which is scenic drive. After reaching to Siwai, your trek begins with gradually climb to cross bridge and.  Short climb to Jhinu Danda where you will stop for Lunch. After lunch, steep climb through stone step to Chomrong. Stay there for a night at the guest house.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2170m/7118ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up early for the sunrise and enjoy the breakfast then trek begins with the stone staircase to Chhomrong Khola and cross the suspension bridge. The trail ascends following the stone steps to the small village of Sinuwa, passing through terraced farmland and some tea houses. After short tea break at Sinuwa the trail descends to Bamboo. The trail leads up hill to Dovan where we will stop for Lunch. Then continue up to Himalaya for overnight.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2900m/9483ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Our destination for today is Annapurna Base Camp. We start trek right after breakfast which is gently ascend to Hinku Cave, then few downhill and uphill to Deurali. Here we must stop sometime as we are gaining altitude. After some rest we trek further to Machhapuchhare Base Camp known as MBC which is 3700m/12135ft above sea level. Stop here for lunch which is a big rest. Then finally ascend to Annapurna Base Camp for overnight. Enjoy the sunset view and visit view point to see the close view of glacier. Overnight at the lodge. 

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

4130m/13545ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Wake up early for the sunrise as our guide will knock the door to make sure that you do not miss it. Then breakfast in the lodge and trek down to the Modi Khola and pass MBC. Then continue descend to Deurali and Himalaya for Lunch. Then short down to Bamboo and ascend to Sinuwa for overnight.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2340m/7677ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast in the lodge and descend to Chomrong Khola to cross the bridge. After that the leads uphill follow the stove paved trail to Chomrong. Then continue walk down to Jhinu via stone steeps. Leave your stuff in one lodge and walk down to the. River bank to take bath in the natural hot spring. We believe that taking hot bath will heal your muscles. Then walk back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch the trail drops down to the river and cross the bring to Siwai. From here we will take sharing jeep to Pokhara. Our guide will drop you off at your hotel in Pokhara.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

822m/2696ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Hotel

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Include

    • Transport to Siwai and return by sharing jeep
    • Lodges (twin sharing basis)
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
    • Fresh fruits after every dinner during the trek 
    • Safe drinking water (as much as you need)
    • ACAP Trekking permit
    • TIMS Card
    • English speaking guide and his entire expenses
    • Porter and his entire expenses
    • Insurance (guide and porter)
    • Government Tax & Service charge
    • Sleeping bag and down jacket (Rented items)
    • Duffel bag and trekking route map
    • Emergency evacuation process if needed 
    • Medicate kit (basic)

     

Exclude

    • Meals in Pokhara
    • Accommodation in Pokhara
    • Your travel insurance that cover evacuation and medical expenses 
    • Tipping to guide and porter (expected)

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Useful info

Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp, nestled at an altitude of 4,130 meters, offers a breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna massif. From this vantage point, trekkers can marvel at the majestic peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). The camp is surrounded by towering mountains, creating a natural amphitheater of snow-capped summits and glaciers. The serene and awe-inspiring scenery, combined with the vibrant rhododendron forests and terraced fields en route, makes the Annapurna Base Camp a truly unforgettable destination.
 

Health Required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Completing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and good health. The trek involves long days of walking, often at high altitudes, which can be physically demanding. It’s recommended to engage in regular cardiovascular and strength training exercises for several months before the trek to build endurance and stamina. Trek Ways Nepal suggests consulting with a healthcare professional to ensure you are fit for high-altitude trekking. Additionally, staying hydrated, eating nutritious meals, and acclimatizing properly is crucial for a successful and enjoyable trek. Our experienced guides at Trek Ways Nepal will provide you with the necessary support and advice to help you maintain your health and well-being throughout the journey.

The Best Trekking Season
The best trekking seasons for Annapurna Base Camp are during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) periods.

Spring (March to May): This season offers moderate temperatures and blooming rhododendron forests, providing vibrant landscapes and clear mountain views.

Autumn (September to November): This is the most popular trekking season, characterized by stable weather, clear skies, and stunning views of the snow-capped peaks.

Both seasons provide optimal trekking conditions, making them ideal for a successful and enjoyable trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Accommodation and Meal
Accommodation on the Annapurna Base Camp trek typically consists of teahouses, which are basic lodges run by local families. These teahouses provide a comfortable place to rest with cozy beds, clean linens, and communal dining areas. While facilities may be basic, the warm hospitality of the hosts more than makes up for it. Meals are usually hearty and cater to trekkers' needs, offering a variety of local Nepalese dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentils), as well as international options such as pasta, noodles, and pancakes. The food is designed to be nutritious and energy-boosting, essential for long days of trekking. Trek Ways Nepal ensures that accommodations and meals are arranged to provide a comfortable and culturally rich experience, enhancing your adventure in the Himalayas.

Communication facilities
During the Annapurna Base Camp trek, communication facilities are available, though they may be limited in more remote areas. In most teahouses along the trail, you can access basic internet services and mobile networks, allowing you to stay in touch with friends and family. However, connectivity can be sporadic and slower as you gain altitude. Satellite phones are also an option for reliable communication, especially if you’re trekking with a guide. Trek Ways Nepal ensures you have the necessary information and support for staying connected, but it's advisable to be prepared for occasional lapses in communication due to the remote nature of the trek.

Things to bring on Annapurna Base Camp Trek Here's a list of essential items to bring for the Annapurna Base Camp trek:

  1. Trekking Boots: Sturdy, comfortable, and waterproof.
  2. Warm Clothing: Layered clothing including thermal base layers, fleece jackets, and a down jacket.
  3. Trekking Pants: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying.
  4. Rain Gear: Waterproof jacket and pants.
  5. Hiking Socks: Several pairs of moisture-wicking, cushioned socks.
  6. Sleeping Bag: Rated for cold temperatures (down to -10°C or 14°F).
  7. Daypack: Small backpack for daily essentials.
  8. Water Bottle: Reusable and durable, with a water purification system if possible.
  9. Headlamp/Flashlight: With extra batteries.
  10. Sun Protection: Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  11. Personal Hygiene Items: Biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, and tissues.
  12. First Aid Kit: Including altitude sickness medication, blister treatment, and personal medications.
  13. Camera/Smartphone: For capturing the stunning scenery.
  14. Snacks: High-energy snacks like nuts, dried fruit, and granola bars.
  15. Cash: For small purchases and tips along the way.
  16. Travel Insurance: This covers trekking and high-altitude activities.

 

Map & Altitude Graph

Frequently Asked Question

The best and suggested time to trek to Everest Base Camp are Mid-September to Mid December (Autumn) and March to late May (Spring). However, this trek is possible year around. We suggest you to trek during the best time of year but we can organize if you need to trek during the monsoon or winter. During the winter it can be done with proper winter gear.

 

Yes, you need a sleeping bag sleeping bags rated -10°C (14°F) to -20°C (- 4°F) as per the trekking season you plan. Also, our guide can provide you an extra blankets if needed at the teahouses. It is always good to have a liner which you can buy here in Kathmandu or you can bring from home.

 

Since your package covers three meals a day during the trek and entire accommodations, you do not need much cash. However, to pay your extra bills such as Wi-fi, charging phones/cameras, extra drinks, snacks or energy bars etc. This depends up on the personal nature but it is suggested to carry USD50 (in local currency).

No, you cannot use your credit card during the trek. You need to carry local currency cash.

No, there are no ATM available during the trek.


 

Yes, you need to pay 20% of the total amount as a deposit to secure your adventure. This you can pay either by wire transfer or by credit card online through our website.

Yes, you can pay the balance amount when you meet my guide in Pokhara but it has to be a cash either local currency or USD. But you need to pay advance deposit to issue your trek permits

The remaining balance you can pay us when you arrive in Pokhara by credit card or by cash. You can also transfer in to our account. If you decide to pay by card there is 4% bank fees extra on the top of total remaining amount. If you bring cash, you will save 4% extra fees.

Yes, of course!  You can trek along with our professional guide who have got government registered licensed. You will be safe with us.

Yes, you can have your own private room but you need to pay extra USD60. But for 2 nights at Himalaya and ABC you cannot have private room. You will have to share room with others as there are dorm rooms available. 

First day (Chomrong) and last day (Sinuwa) you can have hot shower but no other 2 days.

Yes, it is better to bring your own face towel and bath towel. You can use your personal towel for hot spring on the way back.

Yes, you need to buy toilet paper along the way. They won’t have toilet paper in their toilet.

 

Yes you need to bring your own soap for your personal use.

 

In the village there are rest rooms but not along the way. You need to find private spot along the way for emergency use.


 

There is menu available with varieties of choices. You can pick up any items as per your choice but please be vegetarians. Meats are not suggested as they are not fresh. Basically, there are bread, eggs, potatos, rice, Pasta, noodles, pizza, macaroni, different soups and Dal Bhat (lentil and rice with curry) available along the trek.


 

Yes, we do serve hot and fresh food. They will start preparing and serve once you order your meal.


 

Absolutely not. There are veg meals available and we do suggest you go for veg meals.


 

No it is not a problem. You can still have options but you must tell my guide if you are vegan.

Yes, you need to tell us what food you should not eat so our guide can let it know in the lodges.

No, you cannot use running water because they are not safe. You need to boiled them or purified them. Purified water is provided.


 

Yes, it is provided which is medicated proof and safe to drink. Our guide will carry purified tablets and add in to your bottle in front of your eye.


 

NO you cannot buy bottled water on this trek. Plastic bottles are prohibited in this area.

 

Yes, you can have boiled water but you need to pay extra.


 

Yes, all of our guides speak English fluently. Do not expect guide as a native speckers but good enough for Nepalese standard. Beside English our guide speaks Spanish.


 

Yes, our Guides are certified and got Government certificate. Also, first aid trained, skilled and has leading capacity with knowledge of locals.

Yes, we do have our staff yearly insured. Also, we do provide full trekking gears initial phase and they are well equipped.

Yes, our guide will never leave you behind. He will walk together although you walk slow.

 

If you get sick, we will take you down if you can walk. If you have basic altitude symptoms then we will stop for the day and see how you feel. If you feel better then we will continue up otherwise we will take you down. If you are serious then we will take you down by helicopter either in Pokhara or Kathmandu.


 

If you need to take helicopter rescue down to Kathmandu then we will coordinate with helicopter company who will deal with your insurance.


 

Unfortunately, you cannot buy insurance here in Nepal. You need to buy from your home country that should cover trip cancelation, trip interruption, helicopter evacuation, medical and health expenses etc.

 

Tipping is not in our culture but guides, Sherpa and porter expect tipping. You can tip at the end of the trip.

 

We will provide you a porter who will carry your bag. We do have 2:1 porter ratio (1 porter for each 2 people).
 

Porter will carry max 25kg (12.5kg each).
 

Yes, you can have your own porter which cost USD25 per day.

 

Yes, we do provide you a duffel bag. Your entire trekking gears will go in to the duffel bag which porter will carry.

 

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