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Adult (Age 10-65)

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 Days

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Duration: 10 days
Tour ID: 1467
Overview

Enjoy the lush green forests on this short Annapurna Base Camp trek where reaching your destination is the obvious holy grail of the trek.

At 4,130 m, trekkers are surrounded on all sides by spectacular snow-capped peaks, like the supreme Annapurna I (8,091m) and its sisters Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, and Annapurna III.

Marvel at the wonderful views of Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Tent Peak and the iconic Machapuchare, also known as Fishtail Mountain.

Everywhere you look on this trek you will be met with a glittering array of panoramas and gigantic peaks and along the way, you will experience traditional Gurung culture.

You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing natural hot spring bath at Jinu Danda

 

Highlights
  • Natural hotspring of Jhinu Danda
  • Experiencing local culture in Ghaundrung
  • Annapurna Conservation Sanctuary
  • Enjoy the wonderful 360-degree view from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Trek in the beautiful bamboo and rhododendron forests
  • Amazing sightseeing of the western Himalayas
  • See the Kali Gandaki, the longest river of Nepal
  • Views of the majestic Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest peak in the world
  • See local terraced farmlands
  • Enjoy sightseeing in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 10 days
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation
  • Good experienced English speaking guide, with government license
  • Monastery fees
  • Insurance for the guide
  • Trekking route map
  • Annapurna conservation area fee
  • TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • Two night standard accommodation in B/B in Pokhara before and after the trek
  • Pick-up and drop-off Kathmandu airport
  • Teahouse accommodation on the trek
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement if needed. Paid by your travel insurance company
Exclusions
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Activities in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Porter/carrier if you need (165 USD) per porter
Itinerary
Days

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by one of our representatives and taken to your hotel for check-in and where details about your trek will be explained.

Overnight: Hotel Kathmandu

  • Accommodation :

Today is a leisure day where we can do some last minute shopping for the trek such as trekking gear and canned food.

As an option, we can also visit World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath, Swayambu Nath and Boudha Nath.

Overnight: Kathmandu hotel

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast, we will travel to the scenic city of Pokhara via the Prithvi Highway.

This beautiful bus ride will be approximately 6 hours long and we will see luscious green hills, dwindling rivers and the Himalayas in the distance on our way.

Pokhara will serve as our gateway to the Annapurna Region. We can travel around this beautiful lake city in the evening.

Total driving time 6-7 hours

Elevation: Pokhara 820m

Overnight: Pokhara

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

Today after breakfast we will take a 2-hour taxi drive to Nayapul from Pokhara.

Here we will begin our trek and we will follow the trail down to the beautiful village of Birethanti, crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River. 

Initially the trail winds along the Modi River and then up to Syauli Bazaar. Leaving the river bank, we then hike on a winding path until we reach Kimche.

From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk a beautiful Gurung village.

Total driving time: 2 hours

Total trekking time: 3-4 hours

Elevation: Ghandruk 1940m

Overnight: Ghandruk

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Today we will follow the banks of the Modi River. We will ascend for some time and then leave the river behind as we climb towards huge boulders.

Walking past the boulders, we cross the bridge over the Kimrong River and climb a steep trail that will take us to the Gurung village of Chhomrong, passing Jhinu Danda.

From Chhomrong, we cross the bridge across the Chhomrong river and enjoying the view of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests, as we hike up to Sinuwa.

Total trekking time: 5-6 hours

Elevation: Sinuwa 2,360m

Overnight Sinuwa

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Today we will continue along the bamboo forest until we pass Kuldhigar. Then a steep stone staircase will take us to Dobhan, crossing a suspension bridge.

The trail is accompanied by bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests. Then a steep climb continues through the valley towards the Himalayas and Hinku Cave.

Total trekking time: 6 hours

Elevation: Deurali 3,230 m

Overnight: Deurali

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Today will finally take you to the Annapurna base camp.

A gentle climb on a trail along the Modi River will first take us to Bagar. From Bagar, a strenuous hike will take us to the base camp of Machhapuchhre (3,700m).

We will rest here for about an hour taking photographs and enjoying the view of Machhapuchhre along with other snow-capped peaks towering above 7000-8000 meters.

After our rest, we will follow a wide trail that leads us to the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then finally reach our destination, the South Annapurna Base Camp that greets us with 360 degree vista of snow-covered peaks.

Total trekking time: 5 hours

Elevation: Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m

Overnight: Annapurna Base Cam

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Today we will trek down through Bagar, Deurali and Dobhan to Bamboo.

The trail is accompanied by a waterfall, cave, temple and passes through forests of rhododendron, oak and bamboo forest.

After walking for about 6 hours, we finally reach the destination of the day, that is, Bamboo.

Total trekking time: 6 hours

Elevation: Bamboo 2,340 m

Overnight: Bamboo

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

We will hike down to the bridge across the Chhomrong River passing Sinuwa.

After we cross the bridge we will enter the beautiful Gurung village of Chhomrong.

From Chhomrong, a steep descent will take us to Jhinu Danda. The Jhinu hot spring is 15-20minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda and here you can relax your tired muscles by taking a relaxing dip in the hot spring bathing pool.

Total trekking time: 5 hours

Elevation: Jhinu Hot Spring 1,780m

Overnight: Jhinu Hot Spring

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Crossing the bridge over the Modi River, the trail initially passes through sporadic bamboo forests, which then crosses various small settlements. The route continues up and downhill, decorated with terrace farms featuring seasonal crops till we reach Syauli Bazaar.

From Syauli Bazaar onwards the trail is flat up till Nayapul. Following this flat trail, we walk up to Birethanti.

Crossing the bridge over the Bhurungdi River we walk up to Nayapul where we will catch a taxi or a private vehicle at Nayapul and which will take us to Pokhara after about a 2 hours ride. Over night in Pokhara and trek end.

Total trekking time: 5 hours

Total driving time: 2 hours

Elevation: Pokhara 820m

Overnight: Pokhara

Trek ends

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation :
Meeting Point
Pick-up drop-off Kathmandu International Airport
Know Before You Go
  • Bring good quality boots for trekking
  • Learn about altitude sickness and the safety measures to use to avoid it
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