Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
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7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Country

Nepal

Duration

7 Days

Best Season

Mar - Apr / Oct-Nov

Group

Private

Accommodation

Hotel and Lodge.

Max. Altitude

13,550 ft. / 4,130 M.

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Fitness Level

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Overview

Annapurna base camp trek, one of the most trekked routes of the Annapurna region, is often considered as the trekker’s paradise as it offers magnificent mountain experience with rather easy accessibility. Global Holiday Adventure offers ABC-10 days package for the trekkers with limited time schedule but utmost desire to visit the foot of Annapurna (8091m). The trail follows Phedi-Dhampus-MBC-ABC trail and returns via same route.

 

The Short Trek to Annapurna entails the spectacular view of Annapurna Range including Dhaulgiri (8196m), Nilgiri, Tilicho, Manaslu and many other snowcapped giants. Taking our strides along the paddy fields, astonishing rivers-waterfalls and rhododendron blossomed forest, the view of sacred Machhapuchre (6890m) is overwhelming throughout the journey.

Another feature of the short Annapurna Trek is the variety of cultural experiences as the region is inhabited by the diverse ethnic communities. The majority of Hindus in the lower hills and plains to the Buddhists in the high mountains, every community has their distinct types of lifestyles, attire and culture.

The trekking starts from Phedi and moves through Jhini Danda. Walking via Chhumrung, we first reach the Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC). After spending a chilling night at MBC, and a walk from there takes us to the mostly snow covered ABC. On our return we follow the same route. Jhini Danda is famous for natural Hot spring water. A dip in the hot water is a good way to overcome the trekking exhaustion. Moreover, it is believed that the water has healing capacity. Finally we return to Pokhara, and from there to Kathmandu.

 

This itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is designed for constrained time-wise trekkers. However if you want to visit in a relaxing Manner with Ghorepani Poonhill then Annapurna Base Camp trekking - 15 days would be more appropriate.

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Itinerary

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Day
1
Drive to Phedi from Pokhara - 45 mins drive. Trek to Deurali.
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Duration

3 hours walk.
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Altitude

3200m / 10498ft.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

After an early breakfast at Pokhara we drive to Phedi which will take about 45 minutes on a private off road vehicle. The trail is filled with beautiful rice field, maize and millet fields as well. The terrace farmlands of locals and some hills will be your view for a day. Once we reach Phedi the trek starts and we stop in beautiful village of Dhampus from lunch and after short break we follow the trails leading us to Deurali.

Day
2
Trek to Chhomrong.
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Duration

4/5 hours walk.
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Altitude

2020 m /6627 ft.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today's trail descends to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Himchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre).

Day
3
Trek to Dovan.
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Duration

4/5 hours Walk.
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Altitude

2600 m/8530 ft.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After enjoying magnificent views of mountains and coffee with lovely breakfast today, we descend to Chhomrong stream and again climb up to Dovan crossing through silent rhododendron forest. From Chhomrong we follow the trail leading to Deurali and we pass through dense forest area. The day today is comparatively difficult then other days.

Day
4
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
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Duration

5 hours walk.
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Altitude

4130 m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will be follow the trails leading to Deurali which is filled with forest of Rhododendron and Bamboo. The trail today offers experience of hiking in wilderness and breathtaking views of Annapurna Mastiffs, Macchapuchre, Gangapurna, and many other mountains. The trails also offers the views of culture and lifestyle of people living in that region. The place is located on the ridge of Hinko cave.

Day
5
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek to Bamboo.
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Duration

4/5 hours walk.
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Altitude

2310 Meters.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The day begins with climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) and to Annapurna base camp. The area is surrounded by the mountains and is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This place gives you spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. You will be walking through somewhat like deserted land where there is dry air blowing. After long walk firstly you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp and the trail leads you to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day
6
Trek to Jhinu hill.
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Duration

4/5 hrs. Walk.
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Altitude

1500 m/4921 ft.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The 6 hours approx. hike will take you to a place called Jhinu danda where there is some natural hot spring and you will be spending some time. You could chill in natural pool and get rid of all your tiredness, pain, exhaustion and be fresh with all new energy for rest of the days. Jhinu will be one of the rewarding day among the other days of trekking in Annapurna Base Camp.

Day
7
Trek to Nayapul and Drive back Pokhara.
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Duration

3/4 hours walk.
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Altitude

820 meters.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
transport_icon Transport: Private vehicle

Collecting all the memory of our trekking we will follow the trail leading to Nayapul which is mostly downhill. We pass through forest and places like Syaulibazzar and Birethanti. Once we get to Nayapul we will catch our off road vehicle waiting for us. The jeep will take you to Pokhara.

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Inclusions

  • Pokhara - Phadi - Pokhara ground transportation.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Annapurna Conservation area permit and TIMS card fees.
  • Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Sleeping bag and Duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
Excludes
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 day, US$ 50 for 30 day, and US$ 125 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Foods and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
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Faqs

What is the Physical requirement for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?
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Annapurna Base Camp trip is suitable for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical flaws must seek medical advice before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Will somebody come to pick up me at the Airport upon my arrival?
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Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Global Holidays Adventure name card with your name on it. After that you will be transferred to pre-chosen Hotel.

What is the Visa procedure and Visa cost? Should we apply for the visa from our home country or will get it in Nepalese Airport? What essential documents should I bring with me?
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You can get the visa at Tribhuwan International Airport after landing, furthermore it will be easier if you fill up the visa form by online (https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present is $ 30 for 15 day, $ 50 for 30 days and $ 125 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You should bring following essential documents in the trip: Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months. Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of insurance paper to Global Holidays Adventure before you start the trek. Flight Tickets. Emergency contact numbers for T/C's bank, insurance, family contacts.

What sort of accommodation can I expect during the trek?
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You will have teahouse/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can also offer Global Holidays Adventure's sleeping baggage if needed (which needs to be returned after the trip) but it’s always better to have a personal sleeping bag. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. During the peak season it is quite difficult to manage single room therefore double rooms are preferred in our outline itinerary.

How is the toilet facilities in the Higher Himalayan region?
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Normally there are common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are usually neat and clean. Nowadays, some small number of teahouses and lodges offer attached restroom. We will provide you the best option as far as possible in this regard.

How is the shower facilities during the trek?
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Normally there are hot water shower services in various teahouses and lodges. In the absence of such facility, the teahouse/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the places.

Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or should we carry it on our own?
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Whilst on the trek, our porters who are honest and experienced, will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, money etc. Normally, we assign one porters to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

What kind of food can I expect during the trek?
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Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatoes, Eggs, Dal-bhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

What short of transportation facilities are available in the whole trip?
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During the airport pick-drop and Kathmandu sightseeing we use private tourist vehicles of various categories such as cars, vans, micro, bus etc. according to size of the group. We take a domestic flight for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.

What is the best season for this trekking?
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The best season for this trek is October to mid-December and mid-February to mid-June. This trip is not preferred during the monsoon season from June to August except the treks to Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Mt. Kailas.

What is the likely temperature and weather during the trek?
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Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. Generally, nights are chillingly cold, whereas, the days are warmer. Winter (January and February) will be a bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be a bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. The temperature inside the teahouses/lodges are fairly maintained. You can always sit beside a fire to keep yourself warmer. The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during the day time.

Can I charge my camera and mobile batteries on my Trip?
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These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by paying some service charges. Don’t forget to bring your adapters!!

How is the communication facilities during the trek?
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There are telephone services in most of the hotels/lodges from where you can make international calls. There are mobile network services available in most of the places. Above that, Global Holidays Adventure offers satellite phone services in every trekking packages.

Can I use ATM and credit cards during the trip?
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ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Above that, you need cash payments for various service you need.

How much additional money do I need per day?
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In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 10-15 for lunch and dinner. It all depends on your spending habits. $. 15- 20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
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Well it totally depends upon you. There is trend of tipping the guide and porters in trekking. Tipping is a good way to acknowledge their works and thank them in a better way, something they would cherish and support their daily lives.

How is the drinking water facility during the trek? Should I bring water purifiers?
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In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, better if you have some for yourself.

What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?
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In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incase of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

Why is the travel insurance compulsory?
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In case of any casualties, travel insurance will be a boon to recover the incurred expenses. In case of helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge, which is little expensive, can also be recovered by your insurance. So it a good act to check you insurance validity and policy, whether it recovers the rescue charges or not.

Are Global Holidays Adventure's staffs insured?
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Yes, all the staffs of Global Holidays Adventure including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?
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Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

I would like to extend my holidays, any recommendations?
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Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holidays before or after your main trip. You can visit our other touring trips to add to the main event. In general, following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

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