• Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Moderate

  • Destination

    Destination: Nepal

  • Activities

    Activities: Nepal Trekking

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch/Dinner

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Air/Tourist Bus/Private car

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: 4130 m

  • Group size

    Group size: 1-12

  • Best Season

    Best Season: February-May/September-December

Pokhara – a city of natural and cultural wonders lies in the western part of Nepal. Pokhara valley is a grandeur surrounded by the sparkling snowy white Himalayas, green hills and the beautiful villages. The aura of Pokhara valley is appealing to explore the exotic nature and bizarre culture and traditions. Easily accessible from Kathmandu via regular flights or by road, Pokhara is full of immense natural beauty. Being the entry point of trekking to Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Pokhara has gained an identity of a flourishing tourist destination of Nepal. Hence, Step On Himalaya here steps in with an itinerary of SHORT TREKKING FROM POKHARA TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP. This 5 days’ short trekking starts and ends at Pokhara. Within these 5 days, you will be assured of unlimited exciting experiences passing through the serene settlements bounded by the Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Trek from Pokhara to Chhomrong (7119ft/2170m)

The first day of Short ABC trek starts the early morning after the breakfast in the hotel. You will drive to the Sewai passing via Nayapul and Birethanti. The roads to Sewai are the combo of the black pitched road of about 37 km and off-road of about 14 km. The real trekking now starts from Sewai to Chhomrong passing through the beautiful villages of New Bridge, Kyumi and Jhinu Danda. The ascents and descents will lead you to the Chhomrong. The final part of the trail from Jhinu Danda is steep towards the Chhomrong. Here you can enjoy the glimpse of the Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna III and Himchuli. Overnight at Chhomrong.

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya (9580ft/2920

The second day of Short ABC trek starts as the first day. Chhomrong village has many wholesale shops, bakery, tea houses and guesthouses. Items for the Trekking are available at these wholesale shops. Now you will walk down on the paths paved with stones till Chhomrong River passing by the Chhomrong village. There is a steel suspension bridge ahead crossing it, you will ascend towards Sinwa village. This walk is a little bit longer and might take about 2 – 3 hours uphill. After Sinwa, you will have to climb up a little and then down to Bamboo and stop by lunch. You will reach Himalaya after crossing the Dovan at 2600m. Overnight at Himalaya.

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Trek from Himalaya to ABC (13549ft/4130m)

The third day of Short ABC trek starts as soon as you will have the breakfast and then buckle up and walk towards Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp lies at the elevation of 4130m. You will bypass the Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp to arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. As most parts of the trekking are gradually inclined, the elevation usually does not give pressure. You will stop by at Machhapuchhre Base Camp for the lunch. The arrival at the Annapurna Base Camp will offer you the panoramas of the glittering Himalayas of Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna South, Himchuli, etc. The views of the Annapurna glaciers and the amazing sunset over the Machhapuchhre and other snowy peaks are captivating. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Trek back down from ABC to Bamboo (7578ft/2310m)

The fourth day of Short ABC trek starts with the delightful early sunrise over the dazzling peaks of the Annapurna range from the Annapurna Base Camp. After having breakfast, you will walk down towards Deurali, Dovan and then Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo.

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Trek back from Bamboo to Sewai and drive back to Pokhara (2,789ft/827m)

The fifth and last day of Short ABC trek starts with descent from Bamboo passing via Sinuwa, Chhomrong village, Jhinu Danda. After having breakfast, you will walk for about 4 – 5 hours to reach Sewai. From here, you will head back to Pokhara in a coach or private transport for about 3 hours. Overnight at Pokhara.

Accommodation: n/a

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Cost Details

What is included?

  • Ground transportation from Pokhara and back to Pokhara
  • All 3 meals on board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Accommodation in twin-sharing basis at the Teahouses
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)permits, TIMS card
  • Local and Government taxes
  • Trained, experienced, Government certified Trekking staffs: Guide, Porters and other supporting staffs
  • Salary, food, accommodation, insurances, basic equipment for all the trekking staffs

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa Entry Fee
  • Food and Accommodation in Pokhara
  • Personal trekking gears, accessories and equipment
  • Personal expenses like mineral water, snacks, bar bills, beverages, internet, phone bills, laundry, etc.
  • Extra supporting staffs and their expenses
  • Expenses that will be incurred during the emergency evacuation due to natural calamities or personal reasons
  • Any of the cost not mentioned in “Cost Includes” section
  • Tips and gratitude for all the trekking staffs