Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 Days


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN108
Trip Duration
7 Day(s)
Activities
Hiking, Trekking
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
4130m
Group Size
1-12 Pax.
Best Season
Mar-May, Sep-Oct
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2 Nights 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights 3-Star hotel in Pokhara
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All meals during 5 Days Trek
  • Water (Pay extra en-route)

 

Location Covered

  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Chhomrong
  • Himalaya
  • Annapurna BC
  • Jhinu (Hot Spring)
Trip Highlights

  • Visit Pokhara, a city of Lakes and mountains
  • Experience typical Nepali village and local lifestyle
  • Discover the diversity of landscapes, Rhododendron, Bamboo forests
  • Enjoy hot spring in Jhinu Danda
  • Observe the towering peaks and panoramic view of great Himalayas

Overview


Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 days is the best idea to reach ABC in a short period of 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 gives us the opportunity 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…

Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 days is the best idea to reach ABC in a short period of 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 gives us the opportunity 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.

 


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Outline Itinerary: Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 Days (From Pokhara)

Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara

 

Optional: Flight (25 minutes)

 

Day 01

Drive Pokhara to Siwai (3hrs)

Trek to Chhomrong (2140m)

4-5 hrs trek

 

Day 02

Chhomrong to Himalaya

 

2920m | 6 -7 hours trek

 

Day 03

Himalaya to MBC (3700m)

MBC to ABC (4130m)

6-7 hrs trek (back and forth)

 

Day 04

MBC to Jhinu (Hot Spring)

 

1780m  | 8 – 9 hrs trek

 

Day 05

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.

 

Make sure you have read our blog, everything to know about the trek to Annapurna Base Camp

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).

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Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

After a great breakfast at the hotel, we 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 Pohara, there are several flights operated throughout the day. Once you reach in Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Our guide will come to meet you and brief you about the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek.

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 at Birethanti to register our details of permits (ACAP) and TIMS. Take a bit of rest at Siwai. We start our first day of 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 of Annapurna Base camp short trek to Himalaya (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 to Himalaya, we cross smooth and flat path passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and several villages and another descend to Dovan before finally reach to Himalaya.

You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in Himalaya with food.

Today the exciting trek begins right after breakfast at the tea house in Himalaya. The exciting trip that takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), situated at the 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 its 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 Himalaya 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 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 bath in the natural hot water. Walk to hot spring takes about 20 minutes from  Jhinu danda. Then you back to the tea house, have breakfast, and start 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 for Pokhara.

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

Early morning, we drive to 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.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

Our team will transfer you to the airport depending on your flight time. We transfer you to the airport 3 hours before the flight time. Get back home with amazing experience of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal.

Date & Cost


Mar 05, 2021 - Mar 11, 2021
US$ 789

What's Included


  • Airport transfers – Pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trekking
  • Accommodation in tea house or lodges during trekking
  • Flight fare or Bus fare – KTM-PKR-KTM (as per the quotation)
  • English speaking license holder trekking guide and his all expenses
  • 1 Porter – 2 Trekkers and his all expenses
  • TIMS and National park permit fees
  • Two nights’ standard accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Breakfast
  • One day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Supporting staffs (Trekking guides, cook and porters) and their necessary insurance, accommodation, meal, allowance, and salaries

What's Excluded


  • International Flight and Departure Tax
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal gears and clothing such as sleeping bag, walking stick and etc
  • Travel/Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Rescue if needed
  • Personal expenses caused by weather, laundry telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, tips and etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

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 & MEALS 

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.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel 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 prior to 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 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 prior to the travel date in order to 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Do I Need A Visa To Enter to Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the national can get 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 have a valid passport and some passport-sized photographs… Read More »

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