Code ABCST • 9 Days •
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a short trekking trial within Annapurna region. The is the Short edition of Annapurna Base Camp trek that is a perfect for those who want to achieve the Annapurna Base camp trek but are in the constraint of time. It is a popular choice among varied outdoor enthusiasts, may it be a solo female traveler or hikers’ traveling in groups to Nepal as the trail is relatively easy and appealing.
The Trek offers enough time to eyewitness the spectacularly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants that enclose the basin: Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997m).
The trek starts at Nayapul about an hour drive from Pokhara. You feel soaked in nature and calm in the heart and soul. The main part of Ghandruk Valley is on the top of the rim, more than 500m above. Colossal rhododendron forests and fine terrace goes on passing through the trail to the Chhomrong village. Its step and more steps until you reach the tiny hamlet of Upper Sinuwa. Then it is a long hard slog into the misty mountains from Sinuwa to Deurali
As you reach the Base Camp, you will be rewarded with the panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other neighboring peaks. The way down to Bamboo from Base Camp, again cross glaciers and then reach Deurali and finally reach to Bamboo where you see Himalayan Thar and other animals. We also pass the famed vantage points for daybreak and mountain views like Poon Hill. The hot water bath in the hot spring of Jhinu Danda is a magnificent experience.
The trekking journey is rich in biodiversity. Annapurna region lies stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east in central north part of Nepal. So you would not want to miss out on this!!
Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850meters), 200km: 6-7 hours. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/ 1 & ½ hr) & Trek to Ghandruk(1940m/5 hrs ). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 3: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2310m/7575ft) 6-7 hours. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 4 : Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m/10330ft) 6 hours, overnight at Guest House
Day 5 : Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m/13810ft) 5 hours walk, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 6 : Trek back from ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft) 6 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 7 : Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m/5840ft) 5 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 8: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (1050m/6hrs) and Drive back to Pokhara 1 hour. Overnight tat Hotel
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6-7 hours.
Kathmandu to Kathmandu