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Annapurna Base Camp short Trek - 7 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min 2 pax to more...

Duration

7 Days

Trek Difficulty

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

4130 m

Accommodation

Local tea house

Meal

Available delicious food

Region

Annapurna Region

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking / Sightseeing

Destination

Annapurna,base camp

Trip Starts

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trips Ends

Kathmandu, Nepal

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Highlights

  • Breathtaking Mountain Views: Witness towering peaks like Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli, offering mesmerizing panoramic vistas of the Annapurna range.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Trek through varied terrain, from lush rhododendron forests to alpine meadows, experiencing the natural beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Cultural Immersion: Encounter traditional Gurung and Magar villages, immersing yourself in the vibrant local culture and hospitality of the Himalayan communities.
  • Annapurna Base Camp: Reach the iconic ABC at 4,130 meters, surrounded by majestic peaks and glaciers, providing an awe-inspiring setting for trekkers.
  • Relaxing Hot Springs: Rejuvenate in natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, offering therapeutic relaxation amidst the tranquil Himalayan ambiance.
  • Poon Hill Sunrise: Marvel at the sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Poon Hill, known for its breathtaking panoramic views and photo opportunities.
  • Rich Biodiversity: Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to rare orchids, colorful birds, and elusive wildlife like snow leopards.
  • Cultural Heritage Sites: Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, including Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa, to delve into Nepal's ancient history and religious heritage.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Overview

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, a spectacular journey on foot to the South Face of Annapurna I, is a pleasant and experiential hike through the diverse Nepalese landscape and its culture. You could reach at the base camp of the world’s 10th highest mountain, Annapurna (8,091m/26,545ft); visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, enjoy breathtaking Himalayan vistas during the 14-day trek and experience the sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges from Poon Hill. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organise Annapurna Base Camp Sanctuary Trek.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 7hrs by tourist bus overnight at hotel with B/B plan

In the morning, embark on a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara, covering a distance of 202 kilometers, which typically takes around 7 hours by tourist bus. Alternatively, you can opt for a quick flight, which only takes approximately 35 minutes. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check into your hotel and unwind after the journey. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the picturesque lakeside city of Pokhara, known for its stunning natural beauty and serene ambiance.

Food Breakfst
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 840

Day 2 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by Taxi 1hour and trek to Jhinu Danda (1700m) 6hr overnight at lodge

Depart Pokhara for Nayapul by taxi, the starting point of your trek. The journey takes you through scenic landscapes, typically lasting around 2 hours. From Nayapul, begin your trek to Jhinu Danda, situated at an altitude of 1700 meters.

The trek offers picturesque views and takes approximately 6 hours to complete. Upon arrival, unwind and relax by enjoying a natural hot spring bath, known for its therapeutic properties. Spend the night at a cozy lodge in Jhinu Danda, immersing yourself in the tranquil ambiance of the Himalayas.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1700

Day 3 : Trek from Jhinu Danda to Dobhan (2500m) 7hrs overnight at lodge.

Embark on a scenic trek from Jhinu Danda to Dobhan, located at an altitude of 2500 meters. The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan landscape and typically takes around 7 hours to complete. Trekking through lush forests, picturesque valleys, and charming villages, you'll immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. Upon reaching Dobhan, settle into your lodge and unwind after the day's trekking adventures. Enjoy the serene mountain atmosphere and prepare for the next leg of your journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2500

Day 4 : Trek from Dobhan to Annapurna Base camp (4130m) 7hrs overnight at lodge.

Continue your trek from Dobhan to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), situated at an altitude of 4130 meters. The trek typically takes around 7 hours to complete and offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. As you ascend, you'll traverse through diverse landscapes, including rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and glacial moraines.

Arriving at Annapurna Base Camp, you'll be greeted by the majestic sight of towering peaks and glaciers surrounding the sanctuary. Spend the night at a lodge in ABC, soaking in the unparalleled beauty of this high-altitude Himalayan haven.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4130

Day 5 : Trek down from Annapurna base camp to Sinuwa (2300m) 8hr overnight at lodge.

Descend from Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa, located at an altitude of 2300 meters. The trek typically takes around 9 hours as you retrace your steps through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains as you descend, passing through diverse terrain including forests, meadows, and rocky paths. Upon reaching Sinuwa, settle into your lodge for the night, reflecting on the incredible journey you've undertaken in the heart of the Himalayas. Rest and rejuvenate in preparation for the remaining trekking days ahead.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2300

Day 6 : Trek from Sinuwa to Kiyul (1700m) 6hsr and then drive to Pokhara by jeep 3hrs. overnight at hotel with lodge.

Embark on a trek from Sinuwa to Kiyul, situated at an altitude of 1700 meters. The trek typically takes around 6 hours and offers scenic views of the surrounding valleys and forests. Trek through lush vegetation and quaint villages, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan foothills.

Upon reaching Kiyul, conclude your trekking adventure and prepare for the journey back to Pokhara. Travel by jeep, enjoying the rugged terrain and picturesque landscapes along the way. Arrive in Pokhara and check into your hotel for a well-deserved rest after the trek. Reflect on the memories made during your Annapurna Base Camp trek and enjoy the comforts of civilization in Pokhara.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 840

Day 7 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 202 km.7hrs. by Tourist bus overnight at hotel with B/B plan

Begin your day with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, covering a distance of 202 kilometers. The journey typically takes around 7 hours by tourist bus, offering stunning views of the countryside and picturesque landscapes along the way. Alternatively, you can opt for a quick flight, which only takes approximately 35 minutes, providing aerial views of the Himalayas and the Nepalese countryside.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check into your hotel and unwind after the journey. Spend the evening exploring the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, indulging in authentic Nepali cuisine, or simply relaxing at your hotel. Reflect on the incredible experiences of your Annapurna Base Camp trek and cherish the memories made in the Himalayas.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with Standers bed & breakfast.
  • Hotel in Pokhara with tourist standard bed & breakfast.
  • Your meal (breakfast-lunch-dinner) during the Trek ,
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit .
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge
  • Airport -hotel-airport transfer
  • Our service charge
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English and others Languages-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) For guide& porter
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.

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FAQs

The best time for the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and stable, offering excellent visibility and comfortable temperatures.

While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is advisable to have a moderate level of fitness and some experience with multi-day hikes. The trek involves ascending to high altitudes and traversing varied terrain.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is located at an altitude of 4130 meters. Acclimatization is essential to prevent altitude sickness. The trek itinerary includes gradual ascents and rest days to aid acclimatization.

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a waterproof jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a first aid kit, and a sleeping bag. It's advisable to pack light and carry only necessary items.

Yes, trekking permits are required for the Annapurna Conservation Area. You'll need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card before starting the trek.

ATM facilities are limited along the trekking route, so it's advisable to carry enough cash (Nepalese Rupees) for the duration of the trek. Major towns like Pokhara and Kathmandu have ATMs where you can withdraw cash before the trek.

It's recommended to drink purified or filtered water to avoid waterborne illnesses. You can use water purification tablets or carry a water filter or UV sterilizer. Bottled water is available for purchase at teahouses along the route, but it contributes to plastic waste.

Accommodation along the trek route consists of teahouses or lodges offering basic facilities such as a bed, blankets, and meals. It's advisable to book accommodation in advance during peak trekking seasons.

Travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses, trip cancellation, and loss of personal belongings is highly recommended for the trek.

Tipping is customary in Nepal, and it's appreciated to tip guides and porters as a gesture of gratitude for their services. The amount can vary but is typically around 10% of the total trek cost.

Additional Information

01. Altitude Sickness Awareness: Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and know how to recognize and respond to them. It's essential to ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and listen to your body's signals to prevent altitude-related issues.

02. Guide and Porter Services: Consider hiring a local guide and porter for the trek, especially if you're new to trekking or unfamiliar with the terrain. Experienced guides provide valuable insights, navigation assistance, and cultural interpretation, while porters can lighten your load and enhance your trekking experience.

03. Responsible Trekking Practices: Practice Leave No Trace principles by minimizing your environmental impact and respecting local customs and traditions. Dispose of waste responsibly, avoid single-use plastics, and support eco-friendly initiatives along the trek route.

04. Weather and Trail Conditions: Stay informed about weather forecasts and trail conditions before and during the trek. Be prepared for changing weather patterns, including rain, snow, and cold temperatures, especially at higher altitudes.

05. Emergency Contacts: Carry a list of emergency contacts, including local authorities, trekking agencies, and medical facilities. Ensure you have access to communication devices such as a mobile phone or satellite phone in case of emergencies.

06. Physical Preparation: Engage in regular physical exercise and cardio training to improve your stamina and endurance before the trek. Strengthening exercises targeting leg muscles and core stability can also help prepare your body for the demands of trekking at high altitudes.

07. Cultural Sensitivity: Show respect for local culture and customs by dressing modestly, asking permission before taking photographs of people, and participating respectfully in religious ceremonies or rituals encountered along the trek route.

08. Flexible Itinerary: Keep your itinerary flexible to accommodate changes in weather, trail conditions, or personal preferences. Be open to adjusting your trekking schedule as needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in the Annapurna Sanctuary.

By considering these additional factors, you can enhance your preparation and enjoyment of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, making the most of this unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

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