Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 days is the best idea to reach ABC in a short time starting from Pokhara, a city of lakes. This amazing trek in the heart of the Annapurna Mountains can be strenuous, however, a reasonably fit person does not require any trekking experience to complete this ABC trek within 5 days. Although, the total number of days that you spend in Nepal including Kathmandu's stay would be around 9-10 days. Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 Days is the best classical trek in Nepal that offers breathtaking mountain views and allows us to experience the Typical Nepali village and local lifestyle in the mountainous region of Nepal. The trail goes through the spectacular and peaceful landscapes and ever-welcoming Gurung and Magar communities, lush green bamboos, Rhododendron, and alpine forests up to the final destination, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at the height…
Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 days is the best idea to reach ABC in a short time starting from Pokhara, a city of lakes. This amazing trek in the heart of the Annapurna Mountains can be strenuous, however, a reasonably fit person does not require any trekking experience to complete this ABC trek within 5 days. Although, the total number of days that you spend in Nepal including Kathmandu’s stay would be around 9-10 days.
Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 Days is the best classical trek in Nepal that offers breathtaking mountain views and allows us to experience the Typical Nepali village and local lifestyle in the mountainous region of Nepal. The trail goes through the spectacular and peaceful landscapes and ever-welcoming Gurung and Magar communities, lush green bamboos, Rhododendron, and alpine forests up to the final destination, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at the height of 4130 meters above sea level.
|Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Optional: Flight (25 minutes)
Drive Pokhara to Siwai (3hrs)
Trek to Chhomrong (2140m)
4-5 hrs trek
Chhomrong to Himalaya
2920m | 6 -7 hours trek
Himalaya to MBC (3700m)
MBC to ABC (4130m)
6-7 hrs trek (back and forth)
MBC to Jhinu (Hot Spring)
1780m | 8 – 9 hrs trek
Jhinu to Siwa/Syauli Bazaar
1220m | 3-4 hrs trek
Drive back to Pokhara (3 hrs)
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek itinerary 5 Days starts in a sub-tropical valley from where we gently ascend to the glaciated alpine zone. The trek leads us to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), from where the splendid view of several peaks can be observed. This Annapurna Base Camp short trek is one of the best rewarding treks in Nepal and the perfect season to trek this beautiful trek is from March to May and September to December.
We organize Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek either starting from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Send us an email to know more about the trekking itinerary, cost, faqs, and difficulty of this rewarding trek in Nepal. We offer you a reasonable price with a great itinerary for better experiences of trekking in Nepal. If you are planning a longer day classic trek, we recommend Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Ghorepani Poonhill (14 Days).
Our team will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the bus station to drive to Pokhara. It takes about 6- 7 hours to reach Pokhara. There are regular tourist buses that leave early morning from Kathmandu.
Alternatively, you can fly to Pokhara, there are several flights operated throughout the day. If you have a short holiday duration, you shall proceed for the trek the same day you fly to Pokhara.
Our guide will come to meet you and brief you about the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek.
Note: Upon request, we provide you pick-up service from Kathmandu airport to your hotel. Also, we can assist book your hotel in Kathmandu upon your request.
As soon as you finish your breakfast at the hotel, our guide comes to the hotel to pick you up. We drive to Siwai via Nayapul which takes about 2 to 3 hours. Before we reach Siwai, we stop by Birethanti to register our details of permits (ACAP) and TIMS. Take a bit of rest at Siwai. We start our first day at Annapurna Base Camp Short trek to Chhomrong (2140m). The during of this day hike is about 4 to 5 hours through the beautiful Gurung villages, suspension bridges, Yak pastures, and farmlands along with splendid views of towering snow peaks.
You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in Chhomrong with food.
Today, we wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise view of snowy mountain peaks along with a cup of fresh tea/coffee. After seeing a great sunrise view and having breakfast, we start our second day at Annapurna Base camp short trek to the Himalayas (2920m). The total duration of this day trek is about 6 to 7 hours. We first descend via a stone staircase to the Chhomrong Khola for about an hour then we start ascending right after crossing a Chhomrong Suspension bridge which is the longest bridge in this region. After about two of our hiking through a stone staircase, we reach Sinwa dada, the view from this place is amazing. Then we walk again for Bamboo, there are no shops until we reach Bamboo, so we better bring some cookies and water before leaving from Sinwa Danda. Before we reach the Himalayas, we cross a smooth and flat path passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and several villages and another descend to Dovan before finally reaching the Himalayas.
You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in the Himalayas with food.
Today the exciting trek begins right after breakfast at the tea house in Himalaya. The exciting trip takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), situated at an elevation of 4130 meters above sea level. This is the highest point of this Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. The total hike to ABC via MBC is about 4 hours. Upon arrival at ABC, you will be amazed by mountains and their panoramic scenes including Majestic Machhapuchchhre, mount Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli, and Gangapurna. And wait until the next morning for the sunrise view over the towering peaks.
You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in the Himalayas with food.
After breakfast, we walk down to Bamboo, collecting great experiences. In the morning, we take a glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna I and other towering peaks, we retrace back to Bamboo and to Jhinu Danda following the same trail until Chommrong. We stay overnight at Jhinu Dada where you will enjoy the hot spring the next day in the morning.
You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in Jhinu Danda with food.
Early morning, you will visit Hot Spring beside the Modi Khola riverbank, where you can take bath in the natural hot water. Walk to the hot spring takes about 20 minutes from Jhinu danda. Then you back to the tea house, have breakfast and start to descend to the Komrong Khola and get a new bridge, where you follow the river bank and through the forest to the Siwa (1230m). We drive to Pohara from Siwa/Syauli bazaar by Jeep or taxi which takes about 3 to 4 hours. You will see many other trekkers here who come from Ghorepani Poonhill Trek before driving to Pokhara.
Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
Early morning, we drive to the tourist Bus Park to drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 6-7 hours. If you are driving my private vehicle, you can leave late in the morning as well.
Alternatively, you can fly back to Kathmandu and save some time to explore Kathmandu.
Note: Upon request, we can help you book your accommodation and other sightseeing in Kathmandu and provide an airport transfer on your last day to another destination.
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Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek, especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the nationals can get the on-arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to… Read More »