Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

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US$ 970/pp  

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

  • Starting Cost
    US$ 970
  • Duration:
    8 Days
  • Destinaiton:
    Annapurna
  • Seson:
    Spring and Autumn
  • Difficulty Level:
    Strenuous
  • Max Altitude:
    4130 m

Highlight

  • Trek in the foothills of Annapurna, the 10th tallest mountain in the world, at 8,091 meters (26,545 ft) above sea level.
  • Mesmerizing waterfalls, glistering peaks, ever-smiling people, and the fiery rhododendrons en route to ABC. 
  • Immerse yourself in the evergreen culture, tradition, and history of the Gurung community.
  • The Annapurna Base Camp trek promises breathtaking mountain panoramas, featuring majestic peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m), Nilgiri (7,041m), Fishtail (6,998m), and the iconic Annapurna (8,091m).
  • Bathe in natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.

Overview

If you are a physically fit person or you are out of time but still yearn for that Annapurna experience, then this short itinerary to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) prepared for those with limited time or certain constraints might be something you want to look at. 


The Annapurna Himalayan Range represents the central core of the great Himalayan arc and is among the world's most sought-after trekking routes. Trekking in the Annapurna region places you in the heart of the majestic Himalayas. It rewards you with the sight of snowy mountain peaks, shimmering rivers, bright blue skies above the stunning terraced fields, attractive woodlands blossoming with fiery red rhododendrons, and century-old medieval monasteries and villages. This region is a melting pot of natural and cultural diversity, with a strong cohesive bond of natural beauties ranging from huge landscapes teeming with orchids and other floral beauty to pilgrimage sites and indigenous dwellings, and the lifestyle is spell-bounding. Challenge your limits and embark on this strenuous yet beautiful trek with us Mountain Tiger Nepal.

Itinerary (Plan)

Time : NA
Max Altitude : 1400 m
3 Star
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Our representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
  • The program will be briefly explained on the way to the hotel.
  • Rest of the day varies depending on your arrival time; some activities can be arranged if you arrive by midday or late afternoon.

Time : Flight - 25mins. Drive - 2 to 3 hours. Trek - 1 to 2 hours
Max Altitude : 1780 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • We take an early flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • Drive from Pokhara to Syauli Bazar then trek to Jhinu Danda enjoying the scenic views.
  • Reach Jhinu Danda and relax in the natural hot springs.
  • Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Time : 6 to 7 hours
Max Altitude : 2940 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Begin the day's trek by descending to the Chomrong Khola.
  • Ascend to Khuldighar, formerly housing an Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) check post.
  • Traverse through a forest clearing and negotiate steep rock banks before the terrain levels out.
  • Trek alongside the western bank of the river, passing through bamboo and rhododendron forests until we reach the Himalaya Hotel.

Time : 6 to 7 hours
Max Altitude : 4130 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Depart from The Himalayan Hotel early in the morning.
  • Begin the trek by ascending through bamboo and rhododendron forests, steadily towards Deurali.
  • Arrive at Deurali, a Himalayan hamlet nestled amidst towering cliffs and lush vegetation.
  • From Deurali, continue the ascent towards Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
  • Our quest unfolds, revealing the Annapurna Base Camp with stunning views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, HiunchulI, Gangapurna and Singu Chuli.
  • Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp

Time : 7 to 8 hours
Max Altitude : 2145 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • We make our way back from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
  • Rejuvenate and rest at the hotel after a long and rewarding day of trek.

Time : Trek - 5 to 6 hours. Drive - 2 hours
Max Altitude : 822m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trek through rhododendron and bamboo forests to Sinuwa.
  • Descend steeply from Chomrong towards Jhinu Danda, enjoying scenic views.
  • After lunch, trek to Syauli Bazar from Jhinu Danda.
  • Drive to Pokhara from Syauli Bazar.
  • Overnight in Pokhara

Time : 25 mins
Max Altitude : 1400 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transfer to Pokhara Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.
  • Depending on your preference and energy level, you can either rest at the hotel or explore nearby attractions in Kathmandu.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.

Time : NA
Max Altitude : NA
NA
Breakfast

The grand finale of our adventure in the Annapurna region has arrived! Today marks the conclusion of our remarkable 8-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Our airport representative will accompany you to the International Airport, ensuring a smooth departure for your journey back home.

 

As we bid you farewell, we hold the hope that your wanderlust brings you back to Nepal once more. Safe travels!

Live Weather

Real Tempreture
22.71 °C
Feels Like
23.52 °C
Humidity
95%
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Cost Include

  • All airport transfers (international and domestic) via private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.
  • Twin-sharing/double accommodation for 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the 05-night trek in the Annapurna Region.
  • Standard meals throughout the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • First-aid trained, government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porters for luggage during the trek (1 porter for every 2 clients). Max weight limit for a porter- 18 kg (9 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non essential items in your hotel or at the DWT store.
  • Fee and Permits for Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS - Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please avail us with 2 passport size photos required for your permit).
  • Filtered water during included meals
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff.
  • 1 duffle or kit bag, trekking map and a trip completion certificate.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International flight fare and Airport Departure Tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, with a fee of (USD 30 for a 15-day visa, USD 50 for a 30-day visa and USD 125 for a 90-day visa).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any further expenses that are not included in the "Include" section.
  • Charges for any excess baggage (Limit: 9 kg per person) during the trek.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or an early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot beverages like tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone calls, battery recharge fees, extra porters, etc).
  • Individual clothing and equipment.
  • Tips for staff, guides and porters.

Additional Information

Equipments

For the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you'll need a variety of equipment, clothing, and materials to ensure your comfort, safety, and success on the journey. Here's a comprehensive list:
 

Please note: We provide a Sleeping Bag containing sleeping bag liners which are graded to be used up to Camp 3 of Annapurna. We additionally provide a 75 liters Duffle Bag and Trekking Poles to use for the trek.

 

Clothing

  1. Moisture-wicking base layers (Top and Bottom)
  2. Insulating layers (Fleece or Down Jacket)
  3. Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  4. Trekking pants and shorts
  5. Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirts
  6. Thermal gloves and waterproof gloves
  7. Beanies and Sun Hat
  8. Hiking socks and liner socks
  9. Gaiters (Neck/Leg)
  10. Scarfs and Balaclavas 

Footwear

  1. Well fItted Hiking Boots with Ankle support
  2. Ice Cleats (For Winter Months) 
  3. Casual Shoes and Sandals 

Equipment 

  1. Backpack (40-50 liters) with rain cover.
  2. Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  3. Trekking poles
  4.  Headlamp with extra batteries
  5. Sunglasses with UV protection
  6. Water bottles or hydration system
  7. Hydration bladder
  8. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)

Creams and Medications 

  1. Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 and above.
  2. Moisturizer 
  3. Lip Balm
  4. Healing Ointment
  5. Mosquito Repellent Cream 
  6. Cough Syrup 
  7. Medication for your Allergies 
  8. Blister Kit

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Waterproof cover for your backpack
  2. Energy Bars and Trial Mix
  3. Quick-dry towel
  4. Personal identification and necessary permits
  5. Money (cash) in small denominations
  6. Passport-size photos for permits
  7. Power bank or extra batteries
  8. Wet Wipes
  9. Pee bottle / Pee funnel for women
  10. Pillow Case

 

Remember, this list may vary based on personal preferences and the time of year you undertake the trek. Ensure that your gear is of good quality and suits the specific conditions of the Annapurna region.
 

Details

Physical Fitness

  • Annapurna Base Camp trek is physically demanding, involving long hours of walking at high altitudes. Prioritize cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance in your training routine.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any fitness program, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.

 

Altitude Sickness 

  • Understand the symptoms of altitude sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness - AMS) and be aware of the risks associated with ascending to high altitudes.
  • Acclimatization is crucial for your body to adjust to the increasing altitude.
  • Headache, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of altitude-related sickness. If you notice any of the signs, consult your guide and follow their directions.
  • When suffering from AMS, do not continue the trek; instead, stay at the same location or move to lower elevations.

 

Accommodations

  • Familiarize yourself with the teahouse accommodation system along the trail. These are basic lodges that provide meals and shelter.
  • The rooms are primarily on a twin-sharing basis.

 

Connectivity

  • Be aware that internet connectivity is limited, and you may not have access to it in certain areas.
  • Mobile Networks are unreliable.

 

Environment Considerations

  • Respect local customs and the environment. Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" and contribute to responsible tourism.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and purification tablets to reduce plastic waste.

 

Weather Condition

  • The best times to trek to Annapurna base camp are autumn (mid-September to November) and spring (March to early June). Temperature varies from 20°C (60°F) to -9°C (15.8°F) during March and early June, and during the peak seasons of September and November, it is around 22°C (71.6°F) to -5°C (23°F).
  • Trek in the favorable seasons and keep away from the rainy season (July and August). In the cold months of January and February, the temperature can drop to -16°C (-3.2°F) and can be a little harsh in the mountains.
  • Traveling during bad weather conditions is the worst scenario possible, so always read the weather forecast or travel during peak seasons.

Trekking Permits and Documents 

Permits

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit - USD 25 (For SAARC and Foreigners) Rs 150 for Nepalese Citizen

Documents

  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A copy of international flight ticket
  • A copy of travel insurance 

 

ABC Length and Elevation

Trek Length

  • 5 Days 
  • 1 Nights in Pokhara
  • 2 Nights in Kathmandu

Elevations

The elevation factor poses a significant challenge throughout the trek, beginning at Ghorepani with an altitude exceeding 2,800m. Since most individuals aren't accustomed to such heights, the journey incorporates acclimatization days. The ascent to Annapurna Base Camp is deliberately slow to allow for acclimatization and prioritize safety over speed.

 

Typically, daily elevation gains will fall within the 500-800m range. After days with substantial gains and higher altitudes, there's a pattern of including acclimatization days. These days serve a dual purpose, providing time for sightseeing and exploring the surrounding areas.

 

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Equipments

For the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you'll need a variety of equipment, clothing, and materials to ensure your comfort, safety, and success on the journey. Here's a comprehensive list:
 

Please note: We provide a Sleeping Bag containing sleeping bag liners which are graded to be used up to Camp 3 of Annapurna. We additionally provide a 75 liters Duffle Bag and Trekking Poles to use for the trek.

 

Clothing

  1. Moisture-wicking base layers (Top and Bottom)
  2. Insulating layers (Fleece or Down Jacket)
  3. Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  4. Trekking pants and shorts
  5. Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirts
  6. Thermal gloves and waterproof gloves
  7. Beanies and Sun Hat
  8. Hiking socks and liner socks
  9. Gaiters (Neck/Leg)
  10. Scarfs and Balaclavas 

Footwear

  1. Well fItted Hiking Boots with Ankle support
  2. Ice Cleats (For Winter Months) 
  3. Casual Shoes and Sandals 

Equipment 

  1. Backpack (40-50 liters) with rain cover.
  2. Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  3. Trekking poles
  4.  Headlamp with extra batteries
  5. Sunglasses with UV protection
  6. Water bottles or hydration system
  7. Hydration bladder
  8. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)

Creams and Medications 

  1. Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 and above.
  2. Moisturizer 
  3. Lip Balm
  4. Healing Ointment
  5. Mosquito Repellent Cream 
  6. Cough Syrup 
  7. Medication for your Allergies 
  8. Blister Kit

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Waterproof cover for your backpack
  2. Energy Bars and Trial Mix
  3. Quick-dry towel
  4. Personal identification and necessary permits
  5. Money (cash) in small denominations
  6. Passport-size photos for permits
  7. Power bank or extra batteries
  8. Wet Wipes
  9. Pee bottle / Pee funnel for women
  10. Pillow Case


Remember, this list may vary based on personal preferences and the time of year you undertake the trek. Ensure that your gear is of good quality and suits the specific conditions of the Annapurna region.

Route Map

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Freqeuntly Asked Questionnaire

Annapurna Base Camp is the starting point for climbers attempting to reach the summit of Mount Annapurna. It is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) in the Gandaki Province of Nepal.

The most common way to reach Annapurna Base Camp is by flying to Pokhara from Kathmandu and then trekking through the Annapurna Region. The trek typically takes around 8 days.

The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

You will need one permit: ACAP Permit. Additionally, you will need a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

The trek is challenging, and a good level of physical fitness is required. Regular cardiovascular exercises and strength training are recommended to prepare for the altitude and the demanding terrain.

Altitude sickness is a condition that occurs at higher elevations due to a decrease in the amount of oxygen. To prevent altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually. If symptoms persist, descending to a lower altitude is crucial.

Essential items include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a good backpack, a sleeping bag, and a first aid kit. It's essential to pack light but be prepared for changing weather conditions.

The temperature rating of the ISO-certified sleeping bag we lend is -10°C (50°F) comfort level.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Mountain Tiger Nepal has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

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