Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 5 Days

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Overview

  • Duration 5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4,130 m. | 13,549 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Pokhara-Pokhara
  • Trip Area Annapurna
  • Best Season All Seasons

Highlights

  • The magnificent view of Machhapuchhre(Fishtail Mountain) (6,993 meters |22,943 feet), Hiunchuli, Annapurna Mountain Chain, Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters |26,795 feet), Gangapurna (7,455 meters |24,457 feet), and Tharpu Chuli (5,663 meters |18,579 feet).
  • The immersion in Gurung and Magar culture and Traditions along the way.
  • Experience the diverse landscapes from terrace fields and lush forests to Alpine meadows and Glacial waterfalls/ moraines.
  • The awe-inspiring feeling of being surrounded by some of the world's highest mountains at the base of Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Relax and soothe the Fatigue build-up in muscles in the Natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda after the trek. 

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek-5 Days is one of the shortest routes to the Annapurna Mountains. On this journey, trekkers will head to the base camp of Mount Annapurna through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m |12,139 feet)

Throughout the trekking trails, travelers pass through dense forests of Jhinu, Bamboo, and Deurali. While the mountains are seen from start to finish of the trekking. In the short Annapurna Base Camp Hike, we usually start the trekking from Jhinu Danda. The trail will be walked for 5 days. 

Technically, the trek is relatively easy. However, there are many ups and downs of the high hills of the Mahabharat range. Along with that, you will cross through several suspension bridges that seem risky to cross but are not. 

annapurna base camp

The major attraction of the trek is the Annapurna Base Camp. The base camp lies in the Annapurna Valley at an altitude of (4,130 meters|13,549 feet). As on this itinerary, you will be staying overnight in the Base Camp and you will experience the best sunrise view on the Annapurna Range. From the base camp, you will see Annapurna I( 8,091 meters |26,545 feet), Annapurna II, Annapurna South (7,219 meters| 23,684 feet), Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Ganagapurna, and many more. 

This 5-day adventure hiking to the ABC is one of the shortest and best trekking in Nepal and also has an affordable cost breakdown.

Why short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek runs for only 5 Days. This trek journey starts with a drive to Jhinu Danda from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara. You need to do the trip if you have fewer days to travel and need to get the best out of it. Within 5 days you will be walking through the lush forests of Annapurna region along with the mountains in the North. 

machhapuchhre base camp

More than that in this 5-day adventure, your experience with the people of Annapurna will make the journey even more memorable. This is because of the culinary experience. Annapurna Base Camp is one of the lowest-altitude treks in Nepal. Due to this, there are enough resources for food and fuel in the region. Thus, you can experience the best food in the Mountains which are better than other regions in Nepal.

Best time for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best time for short ABC is especially during the Spring (March-June) and Autumn (September-December). In the Spring you will experience the red forests full of rhododendrons. Along with that, you can see the clear blue skies as the winter has just passed. 

sunrise behind mt. annapurna

Similarly, Autumn is not less than Spring. During the Autumn, you will be experiencing the fallen leaves but not completely barren lands. More than that, during the autumn you can experience more of the culture from the Annapurna Region. This is because most of the festivals are celebrated amid this time.

However, the ABC Trek is also considered to be the Monsoon Trek. Thus, if you get your vacation and want to go somewhere for the expeditions, choose ABC. This is due to the stairs made throughout the journey

Permits and Guides for the short ABC Trek

For this excursion, you usually need one permit; Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). The ACAP can be registered with the Tourism Board of Kathmandu or Pokhara itself. However, the Tourism Board will not register the ACAP for you unless you have a guide hired. This is because, since April 2023, Nepal has banned solo trekking for foreigners. So, before heading to the trekking adventure, hire a guide from the renowned trekking agency. The cost for the trekking permit ACAP is just $30.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Breakdown

The short hike to Annapurna Base Camp usually costs $400-500 per person. The number of trekkers, guides, porters, food, permits, and accommodations usually determines the total price of the hike. This vacation is one of the best short trips at a reasonable cost for every vivid trekker. If you choose to hire just a guide and carry your own gear, the cost breakdown gets even less throughout the journey.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Is it Right For Me?

The short Annapurna Base Camp is almost right for everyone with moderate physical fitness. This walking journey is not physically and technically challenging. However, you need to be careful about wearing warm clothes. Similarly, your diet plan should also be ensured to keep you healthy. 

As this trekking trail does not have any kinds of luxury facilities, you need to stay in a basic guest house. But in case there is any kind of emergency that needs rescue then helicopters are available on call. 

Thus, if you are looking for an extreme luxury, then the ABC adventure might not be the right fit for you. But if you want to go somewhere to experience the best mountain near you in a short time then the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the one for you.

Additionally, this trekking has one of the most reasonable costs than other trekking routes in Nepal. So, for a shorter period of time at an affordable budget, the 5-Day ABC hike will be the right fit for you.

Book Short Annapurna Base Camp Hike

To book this trip in 2024, get in touch with our team on WhatsApp at +977-9851083619 (Ram Krishna Timalsina) or mail us at info@himalayanst.com. Also, you can directly book the trip from here. We are taking last-minute bookings for the upcoming peak trekking season. Similarly, you can also book this vacation for the 2024/2025 Spring/Autumn.

Itinerary

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On the first day, after your breakfast, you will meet your guide and hop on the vehicle. At first, you will drive up to Jhinu Danda which will be for around 3 hours. From Jhinu Danda, the actual trek begins. First, you will cross a suspension bridge that connects Jhinu and Chhomrong. As you will be walking through the villages of this region after 2.5 hrs. of walking you will reach Chhomrong. 

In Chhomrong, you will have enough lunch and head toward Sinuwa. To reach Sinuwa you will be walking through the small bushes and short forests along with Modi Khola. Before reaching Sinuwa, you will again cross another suspension bridge over the Modi Khola. You will stay in Sinuwa overnight.

You start your day with a mountain breakfast in Sinuwa. After breakfast, we will start walking north towards Himalaya. Himalaya is the place for lunch from where you will for the first time see the Annapurna Mountain range up close in this trail. We stop in Himalaya for Lunch. 

After lunch, we will head towards our destination Deurali which is around 3-3.5 hours of hike from Himalaya. Upon reaching Deurali, you might experience a lesser number of trees in the region. Now as you have gained altitude, remember to stay hydrated. You will stay in Deurali overnight.

Today marks the ultimate goal of your whole trekking. This is because you will reach the ABC today. After your breakfast in Deurali, you will start a gradual walk toward Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). This will take you around 4 hours to reach. MBC is the place from where you turn yourself to the North-West. After lunch in MBC with the Annapurna Mountain range view, you will again start your hike.

After 3 hours of continuous walking, finally you reach the Annapurna Base Camp. You will be filled with joy when you reach here. Hence, we will stay overnight at ABC.

Your morning will start with the sunrise view of the Annapurna Mountain Range. With the light sunlight on your body, you can have your breakfast and then head toward the MBC. Passing through MBC and the same way back via Himalaya you will reach Bamboo Village. Bamboo, as per the name, is filled with so many bamboo bushes. You will rest overnight in Bamboo.

On the final leap of the trek, you will start your journey toward the Jhinu Danda. After around 3 hours of trekking, you will visit the Jhinu Danda Hot Spring. First, you will have lunch here. After that, you can take a warm bath in the naturally hot spring Jhinu. After the bath, you will get ready for the drive to Pokhara. You can hop on the vehicle, talk about how beautiful and thrilling your experience was during the short ABC trek, and head back to the hotel, marking the end of the trek.

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Trip Map

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Cost Details

Included

  • Private Surface Tourist transfer to trekking starting point and after ABC trek back to Pokhara by Jeep/ Van. 
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner/ Cup of tea/ Coffee)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced government-licensed guide.
  • Porter (1 for 2 trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map, cap, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit and oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
     

Excluded

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Snacks /Drinks/ hot shower and other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff 
  • Single Supplement- $200
  • Anything not mentioned in Cost Inclusion Section
     

Useful Info

As this Short Annapurna Base Camp Hike is short but a diverse Hike, You can enjoy the trip to its fullest without worry. Be aware that you cannot bring any kind of meat products like Chicken, Beef, or pork, once you enter the Annapurna Conservation area.  

There are no limitations to the number of people you can bring on this journey. The only requirement for this is to have a will, You can freely Contact us any time you want.

If there is a will then there is a way. So, Do not hesitate.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

As a moderate-difficulty hike, The hiking distance is also quite near to you. If you have a Basic level of Fitness then you have nothing to worry about. You are going to have the best time of your life. Normally people do not suffer from acute mountain sickness on this journey, but you can bring an acetazolamide table in case of something.

Food and Accommodation in short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

ABC being near compared to any other mountain trek, the food and Accommodation facility is comparatively better. Though you can’t find any luxury items you can enjoy the luxurious nature itself so, you won't need anything else. While you can only find mountain goat and sheep meat at ABC. it is recommended to enjoy vegetarian food while being on a hike to remain in your best condition.

Calls and Internet on short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Concerning the details about Calls and the Internet on ABC, there is no wifi service after Chhomrong, but the mobile networks work but cannot used for accessing the Internet. Sometimes the mobile network too might not work so be prepared for that.

Trek Preparation for short ABC

There are no strict requirements for this hiking, You can do full-body exercise a week or two before you go. Maintain a clean and healthy diet i.e. no kind of smoking and alcohol consumption during that time. People usually do not suffer from mountain sickness on this route, but be constantly hydrated.
Never forget to bring clothes and gear that can be used for both hot and cold weather. You need to be dressed according to the situation.

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