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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 7 Days

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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 7 Days

Duration :   7 Days 6 Nights
The Price :   $799.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   10-75

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Annapurna Base Camp Short 7 Days Trek is a quick return trip to Annapurna I (8091 m / 26545 ft). It is the tenth highest mountain in the world above sea level. The base camp falls inside Annapurna Sanctuary, a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. The package is tailored for thrill seeking adventurers with a short span of time. The tour usually begins with a pick up from Kathmandu Airport. Travelers then take a scenic drive to Pokhara the next day. The trek actually begins from day three when you arrive at Simrung.

 

Furthermore, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 meters . It is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 meters. However, the only entrance here is a narrow valley between the peaks of Himchuli and Macchapucchre. The Sanctuary was thus not penetrated by outsiders until 1956.

 

Annapurna Sanctuary

The Annapurna Sanctuary receives only 7 hours of sunlight a day at the height of summer.  The unique combination of heights and depths inside the sanctuary thus gives an insight into an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. Furthermore, the south-facing slopes are covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo. While the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have a drier colder climate.

 

Nonetheless, the panoramic view of the sanctuary from the Annapurna Base Camp is breathtaking and never experienced like before. Due to the same, the number of trekkers to the Sanctuary has increased substantially. Additionally, it is because the Sanctuary forms the base of one of the major routes to the peaks of the Annapurna range. The Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). This therefore adds restrictions on the number of outside travelers, gathering of firewood, and domestic animal grazing.

 

Moreover, during your journey you will also be experiencing a diverse range of flora and fauna. Additionally the travelers will also be exploring the ethnic Gurung cultures and their hospitality while visiting the famous Ghandruk village.

 

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Annapurna Base Camp

 

Additional Information on 7-Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

 

Booking Your 7-Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

We are now offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trip to the Annapurna region for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 100 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 799 per person upfront. If you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We accept all convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Booking Your International Flight:

Regarding your 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Day 1 and depart on Day 8/9. However, having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.

 

Packing for the ABC Trek:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your ABC Trek. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.

 

Arrival Information:

Once you’ve booked your flight tickets, please share the details with us so that we can provide you with a complimentary airport pickup as well. Our airport representative will then be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. They will also be holding our official name Cordial Trek and your nameplate as you exit the airport terminal. Additionally, if you’re arriving earlier, we can also arrange accommodations for extra nights (in Kathmandu or Pokhara) with add-on tours for additional cost.

 

Bus Ride/Flight to Pokhara and return:

We have included a Tourist Coach for all travelers leaving for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu to Pokhara. However, you may as well book a direct flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & vice versa with additional costs (USD 120 – One Way).

 

Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 3 to Day 7. You’ll travel to Simrung via Birethanti and Pokhara on Day 2 to commence the trek on Day 3. You will then return back to Pokhara on Day 7. Expect to spend 5 days and 4 nights completing the ABC Trek.

 

You’ll begin your trek from Simrung to Annapurna Base Camp and back with overnight stays in villages like Sinuwa, Deurali, ABC, Chomrong & Ghandruk. Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon, with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy breakfast and dinner at the same place, while lunch is en route.

 

Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.

 

Accommodation in Kathmandu:

In Kathmandu you’ll stay in a 3 Star Category Hotel with twin/double sharing beds.

 

Accommodation in the Mountains:

During the trek, your accommodation options are teahouses. Although basic, these ABC teahouses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.

 

Food:

In Kathmandu, your package only includes breakfast, typically served buffet-style. During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trail.

 

Baggage and Weight Limit:

If you opt for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or vice versa, the total baggage weight allowance is 25 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 10/11 kilos in your checked bag and 5/4 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 25-kilo limit. If you have items you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at the Kathmandu hotel for storage at no cost. Remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.

 

Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.

 

Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek to ABC, not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.

 

Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 100 to 150 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside 100-150 USD for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.

 

Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. The baggage however must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. You also have an option to hire a separate & private porter for additional costs as well. Both guide and porter will be fully insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.

 

Highlights of 7-Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

 

1. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

2. Explore the beautiful city of Pokhara

3. Experience Ghandruk, a traditional Gurung village

4. Trek inside Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) region

5. Enjoy a scenic trail with lush green forests

Places You’ll See :

Pokhara is a metropolitan city in central Nepal that serves as the capital of Gandaki Province. It is the second most populous city of Nepal after Kathmandu.

1Pokhara

Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village in the Kaski District of the Gandaki Province of Nepal.

2Ghandruk

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130 m / 13550 ft) of the Annapurna I (8091 m / 26545 ft), the tenth highest mountain in the world above sea level falls inside Annapurna Sanctuary, a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara.

3Annapurna Base Camp

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. A Cordial Trek representative will greet and pick you up from the airport. You will then check into a hotel and be briefed about your upcoming trek and get introduced to your guide.

 

Accommodation: 3 Star Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Dinner

Day 2 : Travel to Ghandruk via Pokhara (Min Altitude: 1950 m / 6398 ft)

On the second day of your trip, you will be traveling early in the morning for a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Ghandruk via Pokhara. You will take a Tourist Coach (7-8 hours) for your ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will then take another short (2 hours) jeep ride from Pokhara to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village most famous for its culture and hospitality. It is also known for its spectacular view of mountains including Mt. Fishtail & Mt. Himchuli. A guest house in Ghandruk will then be your halt for the night.

 

Optional: You may book a flight (30 min) ticket to Pokhara.

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Trek to Sinuwa (Max Altitude: 2340 m / 7677 ft)

Day 3 begins with a 7-8 hours trek towards the beautiful village of Sinuwa via Chomrong. Chomrong is a modern Gurung village. The village provides you with an insight of the traditional Gurung cultures and their hospitality. During your journey, you will be passing through various scenic trails, waterfalls & spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. You will then be staying at a guest house in Sinuwa for your night halt.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 8 km / 5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (Max Altitude: 3230 m / 10597 ft)

On day four you will be taking a 6-7 hours hike from Sinuwa to Deurali via Himalaya, a small settlement with tea houses. Today you will be yet again passing through a dense forest while exploring many waterfalls on the way. A Deurali Guest House will then be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (Max Altitude: 4130 m / 13549 ft)

On day five you will be arriving at your destination, the ‘Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)’ via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). On your journey you will be passing through MBC valley, an experience like never before. The journey from Deurali to ABC takes you 5-6 hours. A Tea House at Annapurna Base Camp will be your halt for the night. The place is famous for its mesmerizing view of the Annapurna Mountain Range with an amazing view of the sunset towards west.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek back to Bamboo / Sinuwa (Min Altitude: 2340 m / 7677 ft)

On day six, you will be witnessing a spectacular view of sunrise and a delicious breakfast in the early morning. You will then be trekking down towards Bamboo / Sinuwa via Deurali, Himalaya and Dobhan. A guest house in Bamboo / Sinuwa will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 17 km / 10.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek back to Simrung and drive back to Pokhara (Min Altitude: 830 m / 2723 ft)

On day seven, you will be hiking down towards Simrung via Jhinu Danda (5-6 hours). Jhinu Danda is most famous for its natural hot spring bath. You will then take a two hour drive back to Pokhara. In the evening you will be celebrating the successful completion of your trip to Annapurna Base Camp. Here you will be also bidding a farewell to your trekking crew.

 

Optional: You might as well book any other new trip with us.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 13 km / 8 miles

 

Meals Available: Breakfast and Lunch

F.A.Q

How can I get my ‘On Arrival’ Nepal Visa?

Any international traveler arriving by air can get an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at ‘Tribhuvan International Airport’ in Kathmandu. ‘Overland Travelers‘ may acquire an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at the entry points of Nepal-China / Nepal-India border at following locations:

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Optional: You may also get a Visa prior to your arrival in Nepal from ‘Nepalese Diplomatic Missions‘ from your respective nations.

Note: You must carry your valid passport and two passport size photographs (35 x 45 mm / 3.5 x 4.5 cm) along with you upon your arrival in Nepal for a Visa. Travelers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Zimbabwe however require to submit a pre-application at Nepal Consular Services in their respective nations for a Nepal Visa.  

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival in the Airport?

Yes, you will be received by a Cordial Trek Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on our organizational placard upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days?

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days

What about the communication services available during the trekking days?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.  

Can I book this package as a solo traveler?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 200).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.

 

Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

 

During your lunch you will be provided with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentil with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.

 

For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti. 

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is a moderately challenging trek package as it includes high altitude (4130m) hikes. The package has however been successfully completed by children above 10 years of age as well as elders above 75 years of age. The difficulty however mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here include a 5-6 hours hike with tea breaks in between. 

 

Additionally, Cordial Trek also provides you with an experienced trek guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:

 

1.  Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.

 

2.  A Daypack (25-30 liters)

 

3.  Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

4.  Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

5.  Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

6.  A Camelbak or a water bottle

 

7.  A sunscreen 

 

8.  A sunglass

 

9.  A headlamp for night use

 

10.  Your toiletries

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. Cordial Trek will make necessary preparations for all the documents and travel permits (including TIMS and ACAP) required for your Annapurna Base Camp 'Short' Trek.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Company T-shirt
  • Cultural Program
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Mountain Guest House
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Private Vehicle
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Tour Bus
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Map
  • Welcome Dinner

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Nepal Visa

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Trekking

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