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 fantastic 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 five days. Although, the total number of days 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 bamboo, 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 tour this beautiful trek is from March to May and September to December.
We organize Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, starting from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Please email us to learn more about the trekking itinerary, cost, faqs, and difficulty of this rewarding trek in Nepal. We offer you a reasonable price with an excellent itinerary for better trekking experiences in Nepal. We recommend Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Ghorepani Poonhill (14 Days) if you plan a more extended classic trek.
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 with 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). 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 Danda, the view from this place is amazing. Then we walk again to Bamboo, there are no shops until we reach Bamboo, so we better bring some cookies and water before leaving 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 descent 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 Himalayas. 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 a bath in the natural hot water. The 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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Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an 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, some… Read More »