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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days

Duration

9 days

Group size

2-10

Activities

All Trekking

Country

Nepal

Region

Annapurna Region

Destination

Pokhara, Nayapul, Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Annapurna base camp, Machhapuchchhre Base Camp, Bamboo, Jhino Danda.
Start/End point

Start/End point

kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

4130
Meals

Meals

Included
Activity

Activity

5-6 hrs.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Trip Highlights
  • Trek through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and dense forests, immersing yourself in the diverse landscapes of the Annapurna region.
  • Experience the thrill of reaching Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters), surrounded by towering peaks and breathtaking glaciers.
  • Witness spectacular sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Poon Hill.
  • Explore the culturally rich Gurung villages of Ghandruk and Chhomrong, getting a glimpse into the local way of life.
  • Encounter diverse flora and fauna along the trail, including rhododendron forests and rare wildlife like the Himalayan thar and pheasants.
  • Bathe in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, soothing your muscles after days of trekking.
  • Enjoy the company of fellow trekkers from around the world, sharing stories and experiences during tea house stays.
  • Visit Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where the iconic "Fishtail" peak looms majestically above.
  • Indulge in authentic Nepali cuisine and warm hospitality at the tea houses and lodges along the trekking route.
  • Create lasting memories of the awe-inspiring mountain vistas, serene landscapes, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

The Short 9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a condensed and exhilarating adventure that takes you to the base of the majestic Annapurna massif in Nepal. This trek is designed for those with limited time yet a strong desire to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas and reach the iconic Annapurna Base Camp.

The journey begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From Nayapul, you'll trek through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and lush forests. The trail gradually ascends, offering stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

The highlight of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is reaching the base camp itself. Located at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), Annapurna Base Camp is nestled in a natural amphitheater surrounded by towering peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091 meters) and Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters). The panoramic vistas from the base camp are simply breathtaking, and the sense of accomplishment upon arrival is truly remarkable.

Along the way, you'll pass through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, such as Chhomrong and Sinuwa, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with friendly villagers, and experience their warm hospitality. You'll have the opportunity to witness their unique traditions, visit ancient monasteries, and savor the local cuisine, adding a cultural dimension to your trekking experience.

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek follows a well-established trail with comfortable teahouse accommodations along the way. Teahouses provide basic but comfortable lodging and serve delicious meals, allowing you to rest and replenish your energy after a day of trekking.

Experienced guides will accompany you throughout the trek, ensuring your safety, providing valuable insights into the local culture and environment, and taking care of all logistical arrangements. Their expertise will enhance your trekking experience and allow you to fully appreciate the beauty of the Annapurna region.

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately challenging trek suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness. While the duration is shorter compared to the longer Annapurna Base Camp treks, it still requires walking for several hours each day and ascending to high altitudes. Proper acclimatization and physical preparedness are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek.

By embarking on this short but unforgettable journey, you'll create lifelong memories, witness the grandeur of the Himalayas, and experience the cultural richness of the Gurung and Magar communities. The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a perfect choice for trekkers seeking an immersive Himalayan adventure within a limited timeframe.

Detailed Itinerary

1

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the enchanting city of Pokhara. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes, passing by hills, rivers, and charming Nepalese villages. On reaching Pokhara, you'll be captivated by the serene beauty of Phewa Lake and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Check into your hotel and spend the evening exploring the lakeside area.

2

Drive to Nayapul (1050m) and Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

After a hearty breakfast, drive to Nayapul, the starting point of your trek. The trek to Ghandruk, a picturesque Gurung village, offers stunning views of Annapurna and Machhapuchchhre. Wander through terraced fields and charming settlements, immersing yourself in the local culture. Arrive in Ghandruk, where you can explore the traditional houses and enjoy panoramic mountain vistas.

3

Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Embark on a trek to Chhomrong, a charming village nestled in the lap of the Annapurna region. The trail takes you through lush forests and terraced fields, providing glimpses of the rich biodiversity. As you ascend, savor breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchchhre peaks. Reach Chhomrong and experience the warmth of the local hospitality.

4

Trek to Himalayan (2,920m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Continue your journey towards Himalayan, trekking through diverse landscapes. The trail takes you through rhododendron forests and picturesque hamlets. As you ascend, the mountain views become more spectacular. Himalayan, situated at 2,920m, offers a tranquil setting to rest and rejuvenate.

5

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) Via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3,720m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Today's trek takes you to the iconic Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3,720m). The trail unfolds with mesmerizing views of Machhapuchchhre, also known as the "Fishtail" peak. Arriving at Annapurna Base Camp, you'll be surrounded by towering peaks, creating a breathtaking amphitheater of mountains. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and the sense of accomplishment.

6

Trek to Bamboo (2,350 m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Descend from Annapurna Base Camp, retracing your steps through the Machhapuchchhre Base Camp and Himalayan. The trail takes you back to Bamboo, situated at 2,350m. Descend through lush forests and enjoy the serene ambiance of the trek. Bamboo provides a peaceful retreat amidst nature.

7

Trek to Jhino Danda (1,780m) Duration: 5-6 hours. Title

Trek to Jhino Danda, a beautiful location surrounded by greenery and natural hot springs. The trail meanders through charming landscapes and offers glimpses of the Annapurna and Machhapuchchhre peaks. Reach Jhino Danda and relax in the natural hot springs, soothing your muscles after the trek.

8

Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara (8,50m) Duration: 6-7 hours.

Descend to Nayapul from Jhino Danda, passing through picturesque landscapes and quaint villages. From Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara, enjoying the scenic beauty along the way. Spend the evening in Pokhara, exploring the lakeside or enjoying a boat ride on Phewa Lake.

9

Drive From Pokhara To Kathmandu.

Conclude your trek with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Reflect on the memories of the Annapurna trek, from charming villages to majestic mountain vistas. Arrive in Kathmandu, where you can explore the city or indulge in some last-minute shopping before departing for your onward journ

Costing Details
What is Included in cost ?
  • Two nights of comfortable hotel accommodation in Pokhara and kathmandu with daily breakfast.
  • Convenient transfers between Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nayapul on a bus/ Jeep 
  • Transfer from Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • Wholesome meals throughout the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Cozy and charming accommodation in tea houses as per the itinerary.
  • Permits for entry to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) cards.
  • An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide certified by the government, with all meals, lodging, salary, and insurance included.
  • Competent Sherpa helpers (porters) with meals, lodging, salary, and insurance provided.
  • For larger groups of over eight people, an assistant trekking guide will be available with all necessary provisions.
  • Essential trekking gear such as a warm-down jacket, a versatile four-season sleeping bag, a durable duffel bag, and a detailed trekking map. (Please note that the down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip.)
  • The trek will be equipped with a comprehensive first aid medical kit, and an American Medical Association-approved Oximeter will be available.
  • All essential paperwork, including government and local taxes, as well as company service charges.
  • A special welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu to enhance your experience.
What is Excluded in cost ?
  • Meals in Pokhara.and Kathmandu
  • Fees for the Nepal entry visas. 
  • Recommended travel and medical rescue insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, battery charging, telephone usage, and shopping.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, both hot and cold.
  • Indulgent desserts like chocolates, cakes, pies, and puddings.
  • Tips for your guide, porter, and driver (although tipping is customary).
  • Items not mentioned in inclusion
Gears And Equipments
Clothing
Clothing

Long-sleeved shirts for sun protection.

Insulating layer (fleece or down jacket).

Waterproof and windproof jacket.

Sun hat and wool/fleece hat for cold weather.

Comfortable underwear.

Trekking pants.

Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers.

Thermal socks and trekking socks.

Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots.

Sandals or lightweight shoes for evenings/rest days.

Backpack with rain cover

Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures( Will also be provided by Master Himalaya)

Health and Personal Care
Health and Personal Care

Personal medications and prescriptions

Wet wipes and hand sanitizer

Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)

Sunscreen (high SPF) and lip balm

Water purification tablets or water filter

First aid kit including altitude sickness medication( Master Himalaya Guide will also provide)

Documents
Documents
  • Trekking permit and necessary documents (Master Himalaya will arrange it )
  • Passport and extra photos
  • Make multiple photocopies of all your important documents
  • Carry a list of emergency contact information\
  • Have travel insurance that covers trekking activities
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Portable charger or power bank
  • Adapters for charging electronic devices
  • Snacks (energy bars, trail mix, etc.)
  • Small lock for your trekking bag
  • Notebook and pen
  • Map and guidebook
  • Trash bags for waste disposal
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