Annapurna base camp trek
is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp, which is at 4130m/13549ft height, is one of the most popular walks on earth. Moreover, we reach our destination via Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty. Furthermore, thanks to the well groomed itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package, it is a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo female traveler to hikers travelling in groups to Nepal.
Annapurna base camp short trek
is equipped with staggering views of mountains, rich culture, adventure, and beautiful journey passing through dense forest, crossing gushing glacial rivers and streams. Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most beautiful and most admired treks in Nepal; you shall find plenty of trekkers in the Annapurna region if you happen to trek in the high season. As you make through lush green forest rich with blooming rhododendrons, passing through several villages inhabited by Thakali, Magar, and Gurung ethnic groups, witnessing mountains such as Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Patal Hiun Chuli, Gandharwa Chuli, etc., beside Mani Walls, prayer flags, and stupas, you shall have lots of phenomenal moments that you would love to lament upon later. Though there are other treks like Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna base camp short trek is the perfect trek for you if you don't have plenty of time.
Trek from as low as 823m to as high as 4,130m altitude,
Perfect short trek in the Annapurna region that takes you to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna
and back to Kathmandu in just 10 days,
Cultural tour through traditional villages inhabited by Thakali, Gurung, and Magar ethnic groups,
Plenty of views of mountains with over 7000 and 8000 meter altitude such as Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Gangapurna (7,454m), Annapurna South (7,273m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), etc.
Route and Maps
Kathmandu (1,300m)-Pokhara (823m)-Ghandruk (1,940m)-Chhomrong (2,170m)-Bamboo (2,310m)-Deurali (3,230m)-Macchapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m)-Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)-Bamboo (2,310m)-Jhinu Danda (1,760m)-Pokhara (823m)-Kathmandu (1,300m)
Be it the Annapurna Circuit Trek
, or Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, or any other trek in Nepal, March to May and September to November are considered the best time to do the trek. The low altitude areas during March to May is quite warm, however, the upper altitude areas are very pleasant to trek in. Similarly, the lower altitude areas are pleasant during September to November, however, the upper altitude areas aren't too cold to trek; but, the morning and evening can be quite chilly. October is the busiest month of the year that experiences the maximum number of trekkers. You might not like to do this trek in the monsoon season or the winter season. Though trekking in the winter season is possible, it might be miserable.
Not everyone loves trekking in the high season; people often distaste crowd. In that case, you can do the trekking in the favorable season, other than the month of October.
You aren't required to have any athletic body fitness to do this trek; a body capable enough to hike for some hours in the rugged land surface for some days continuously is sufficient to do this trek successfully. However, do ensure that you do not have any serious physical problem, especially in the ankles and knees. Previous trekking experience in the high altitude areas can be of great benefit to you; your body becomes very much familiar with the atmosphere. Exercising few weeks before the trek can be good; it brings your body in proper shape and size. However, it is not mandatory to have few trekking experiences and exercise. Making all the way to the base camp of Annapurna
isn't so tough. Throughout the trek, take plenty of time for acclimatization, rest, and go slowly. Also, you need to be careful to remain hygienic and eat hygienic.
Food and Accommodation
Throughout the trek, you shall get pancakes, chapatti, toast, eggs, etc. with tea or coffee for breakfast. You can have Dal Bhat, potatoes, chapatti, spaghetti, etc. for lunch. The most pervasive item that you shall find in every menu is Dal Bhat. Dal Bhat is the combination of rice, lentil, and varieties of green vegetables, meat, Papadh, and salad. The most interesting part of having Dal Bhat is that no matter how many times you ask for additional item (despite some item), you shall not be charged extra for such extra item. In Nepal, it is a practice that you can eat Dal Bhat until you feel filled. Checking out the cost of Dal Bhat is also the best way to know how expensive the teahouse particular teahouse is. It is recommend to have Dal Bhat throughout your trek.
There are plenty of teahouses established in the route of Annapurna Base Camp Hike
at regular interval. It is to be noted that as you gain altitude and ascend higher and higher, the kind of facilities that these teahouses offer you with become limited to most basic ones. Similar is the case with the food item; as you ascend higher and higher, you shall have lesser and lesser varieties of food items. Thus, you have to be mentally prepared and ready to accept and adapt in these conditions.
Mountain Hiking & trekking Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneer trekking agency in Nepal that has been successful to maintain the record of successful trekking without any hazards and incidents. We are a group of experienced, dedicated, committed, motivated, dynamic, and proactive professionals who have been serving in this sector since years. In each trek, we always ensure that our itinerary is arranged in such a way that it serves the best interests of you, and opens you to make most out of this trek. For more information about any trek or our service, do not hesitate to contact us.
DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
DAY 02 : Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek
DAY 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours
DAY 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
DAY 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours
DAY 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours
DAY 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
DAY 10: Drive to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus About 6-7 hours