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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.