Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 5 Days

Short ABC Trek(5.0)17 reviews
Know before you go
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Best Season Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 4130m.|13545ft.

Highlights

  • Fast trail trek with 6-7 hours of the daily trek
  • Take in the stunning views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and other ranges.
  • Admire the views of the most stunning Himalayas from Pokhara.
  • Honour yourself with the trek's most beautiful backgrounds and foregrounds.
  • Experience the kindness of the locals while learning about their unique culture.
  • Ascend towards Annapurna Base Camp to experience the rush.

The 5-day Annapurna Base Camp trek is a fast-track trekking plan for physically fit travelers who expect to see the magnificent base camp and walk on the most thrilling trails in the mid-Himalayan region despite your limited time for hiking Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is specially created for you.

The walk offers all the excitement and entertainment of hiking to Annapurna Base Camp. You will be provided with all necessary amenities, but you must be prepared for a daily 6-7 hour trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

The 5-day long Annapurna Base Camp trek will begin from Pokhara. We will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara early in the morning and will have a few hours of hiking to Chhommrong on the first day. We will have 6-7 hours of trek to Himalaya Hotel from Chhomrong on the second day and will reach the ABC on the third day via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We will be descending towards Sinuwa on the fourth day and will return to Pokhara via Jhinudanda on the fifth day. 

Majestic Views During Short ABC Trek

Anyone looking for fresh experiences and adventures will find enough at Annapurna Base Camp Trek. From the start of the trek, Annapurna offers the most magnificent views, which keep travelers spellbound the entire way. The majestic vistas of mountains include Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna, etc.

Culture and Tradition

During the trek, you will cross the villages and human settlements, which are culturally and socially bound to each other. They are cooperating with their culture to promote tourism. In the international sphere, the Gurungs and Magars of the villages have constantly protected and promoted their culture. This walk will be full of enjoyment and educational material about the customs and cultures of the area.

Annapurna Base Camp 

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most well-known and well-liked hiking destinations among tourists and local hikers. The trail is entertaining and engaging, as well as exciting. The gigantic Annapurna I will be in front of us when we reach Annapurna Base Camp. The breathtaking view of the Annapurna base camp will leave you feeling utterly rejuvenated after a few minutes of relaxation.

What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique?

Nepal Nirvana Trails always takes care of its guests, so we always hear the guests’ requirements. You will be traveling with a group of experienced experts that have mastered visiting the Annapurna region with visitors, so you can learn as much as you like about the location. They will be carrying your responsibility for the whole trek. Our experience in the Himalayas is more than two decades, making us a dependable and trustworthy travel companion.

Early booking is also open for 2024 and 2025. You can check out our other programs too like Lower Manaslu Trek, Everest Budget Trek, Langtang Trek, and many more other packages.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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You will meet your guide at the hotel/hostel you stay in Pokhara at 7:30 am. You will begin the journey from the hotel/airport by private jeep with a magnificent drive over a range of sparkling silver mountains and green rolling hills. The jeep ride to Siwai/Matque takes about 3 to 4 hours and the walk afterward is breathtaking. The journey continues through a thin forest and terraced farms before crossing a long suspension bridge to reach Jhinu Danda. We might have a short tea break or Lunch at Jhinu Danda. If you are interested you can also visit the Hot Spring in Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu, the trail now ascends directly to Chhomrong via innumerable stairs.

  • Tea House
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 2170m.|7118ft.

After breakfast at Chhomrong, we descend the stone staircase to Chhomrong Khola and traverse the suspension bridge. We will then ascend following the stone steps to the small village of Sinuwa, passing through terraced farmland and lush hills. Sinuwa provides a breathtaking up-close view of Mount Fishtail. Leaving the trail of Sinuwa behind, we will descend to the town of Bamboo before climbing to Dovan via a thick bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forest. From Dovan, we proceed through Modi Khola Valley till we arrive at the Himalaya Hotel. You will pass by the cascading waterfall and the sacred Barah Temple, before reaching the Himalaya. The village is still the viewpoint that provides the best view of Mount Fishtail.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2900m.|9483ft.

We trek today from the Himalaya Hotel to ABC. The trail initially climbs steadily to Hinku Cave, then we will walk downhill and uphill reaching Deurali. Straight and uphill-downhill, the route from Deurali towards MBC have some areas with high landslide risk, especially in the Spring Season there is an alternative route. From Deurali, cautiously navigating the stones and pastureland along Modi Khola, we will arrive at MBC. The trail then ascends to ABC from MBC and offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of multiple snow-capped peaks, including Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchre, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Tent Peak, etc. We arrive at ABC (4,130m on Mt. Annapurna's loop, 8091m.|26554ft.) after a couple of hours of ascent from MBC.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4130m.|13545ft.

We prepare for the breathtaking dawn above Mount Annapurna by rising early in the morning. After experiencing ABC's spell-binding moment, we will have our breakfast and go down to Bamboo by retracing the path. We go from Bamboo through a few hours of dense woodland before arriving in Sinuwa, where we will spend the night.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2340m.|7677ft.

After breakfast, we proceed to Chhomrong through a steep stone staircase, a deep forest, and a suspension bridge over the Chhomrong Khola. Along Modi Khola, the route connecting Chhomrong to Sewai has inclined. The trail takes us to Siwai/Matque from where we take a vehicle back to Pokhara. You will arrive at Pokhara around 5 - 6 pm.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 822m.|2696ft.

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What's Included

  • Accommodations during the treks 
  • Meals while on the treks (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Salary, food, equipment, and insurance of trekking guide
  • All applicable permits
  • Pokhara to starting point of trek and ending point of the trek to Pokhara private jeep sharing
  • Company Trekking map, and Water purification tablet
  • Official expense and government tax and VAT

What's Excluded

  •  International flight tickets
  •  Nepal entry visa
  • Porter optional ( $100 for 1 porter) Recommended 1 porter between two trekkers
  • Travel and Health Insurance, which covers emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, coke, juice, bottled and hot water, hot shower, WI-FI, battery charging, etc.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter (it's appreciated)

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Useful Info

Altitude Sickness 

Altitude Sickness is something we don’t want to happen during treks to high elevations. The Annapurna Base Camp elevates 4130 meters from sea level, considered a comparatively low risk for altitude sickness, but we never know when unforeseen risk arises. Our team will be there with you to accompany you while walking to higher altitudes and consistently take care of you during the trip. 

Annapurna Base Camp Difficulty 

Annapurna Base Camp does not fall into the category of a difficult trekking region. It is a moderate trek. As soon as you start your journey, you will walk on a rough and rugged road, which can create difficulty walking. If you are used to walking in, you can take a good speed. The trail begins from Chomrong, Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, and the Himalaya hotel over a suspension bridge, a dense rhododendron forest. This area is avalanche and landslide-prone, so you should be cautious while walking.

Accommodation 

The ascent to Annapurna Base Camp passes through an area with tea houses. There are a variety of tea shops along the route for your convenience. Unlike the newly opened trails, you can get a comfortable room to take a rest and enjoy the internet facility too.

Food

The food service in the Annapurna Trekking region is A-rated. There is various type of food available. It is well known that tea houses in Annapurna Base Camp serve pizza. The food you will get during the trekking will be hygienic and nutritious. You will have a wide range of options. There will be an open menu so that you can choose the food of your choice. There will be an option of leaving the ingredient to which you are restricted and allergic. You can get vegan options as well if you want to. 

Best Time To Trek

Annapurna Base Camp region is not that difficult and applies to trek at any month of the year. But to have the best trekking experience and sightseeing with the best views from the trail, Spring(Mar-May) and Autumn(Sep-Nov) are considered the best seasons. 

The most suitable time of year to hike in the Himalayas is in the autumn since the weather is pleasant and the clear skies allow you to enjoy the breathtaking sights of the snow-covered mountains to their utmost. Since autumn is also a festival season in Nepal, there is a buzz of domestic travel and exhibitions of indigenous culture. During your walk, you can have the opportunity to participate in the Hindu Festivals of Dashain and Tihar.

Spring Season is another better season to trek in this season. After the winter has passed, the weather begins to warm up, making it safe to go on a journey without worrying about bad experiences. The sky is clear, the weather prediction is steady, and we can see the mountains in the distance.

Communication Services

The Annapurna Trekking area has easy access to telecommunications services, including phone and SMS services, through several mobile networks like Namaste and Ncell. The teahouses charge more for internet service. If you need to, you can always utilize mobile data.

Annapurna Base Camp trekking permit costs

You require an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) card to hike to the Annapurna Base Camp region.

ACAP costs NPR 3000 for every other national and NPR 1000 for SAARC citizens.

For TIMS, all foreign nationals have to pay NPR 2000.

Last minute booking 

Nepal Nirvana Trails has the provision of last-minute booking and pre-booking on all trekking and tour plans. To book your plan you must finalize your schedule and plan at least 48 hours before the scheduled commencement of the trek. 

To book the Annapurna Base Camp 8 Days trek and if you have any queries about the programs, you can mail us at info@nepalnirvanatrails.com or text/call via WhatsApp at +9779841380469. Nepal Nirvana Trails will always be glad to help you on your next journey.

FAQs

  • Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp for 5 days will cost you $300 to $500 depending upon the number of travelers and the services required.

  • The food of the Annapurna region is A grade. The service providers on the trekking trail provide healthy, nutritious, and reasonable food services. Food service in the Annapurna region is praised by many.

  • We advise getting travel insurance. Travel insurance can assist you in paying back the cash in any instance of casualties. Helicopters are employed to rescue people in circumstances of critical illnesses or injuries, although they are occasionally expensive. Anyone planning a multi-day trip will therefore benefit from getting travel insurance.

Client Reviews

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    AshaAustraliaFebruary 20, 2024

    Best Trip!

    Had a great trip! Our guide Dipak and our porter Prajil were very helpful and we could not have done this trip without them. There was lots of singing and dancing and they made sure we had everything we needed including sleeping bags, crampons and fruits. Felt very safe in their capable hands. Definitely recommend this company!

    Dear Asha, Namaste!
    Thank you for sharing an incredible review of your experience of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with the Nirvana Trails team! We are always pleased to guide you with better services. We are glad your experience was wonderful with our guide, Dipak and Porter Prajil. Thank you for the recommendations. Good luck with your future endeavors and I wish to see you again soon for more adventures.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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    LaurenAustraliaFebruary 20, 2024

    Beautiful mountains and fresh air!

    5 days of awesome views! Unfortunately didn’t get a sunny day at the top of ABC, but stunning mountains the whole way up. Accomodation and food was decent, and we were always warm enough at night in sleeping bags. Thanks to Dipak our guide and Prajil our porter for making such a memorable trip :)

    Dear Lauren, Namaste!
    Thank you for sharing an incredible review of your experience of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with the Nirvana Trails team! We are always pleased to guide you with better services. We are glad your experience was wonderful with our guide, Dipak and Porter Prajil. Good luck with your future endeavors and I wish to see you again soon for more adventures.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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