The Short Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek for 7 days is a beautiful popular trekking route located in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. It's known for its surprising natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and views of surrounding Mountains. The trek can classically be completed in 9 to 12 days, depending on the route taken and the pace of the trek.
Annapurna Region is regarded as the second busy trekking destination in Nepal but there are various trekking routes such as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, etc. among those, this short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best destination to explore beauty of culture and nature in the beautiful country of Nepal. This trek offers the magnificent views of the Annapurna south (7200 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna III (7545 m), Gangapurna (7450 m), Glacier Dom (7425 m) and Machhapuchhre (6890 m).
This customized itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is the shortest and most rapid trekking itinerary to visit the Annapurna Base Camp. This trekking itinerary is carefully designed by our experienced trekking guide for those who have previous trekking experience and good physical fitness to get 4130 meters within a short time. This itinerary is the best opportunity to complete the Annapurna base camp trek in 7 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of about 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) in the south lap of mount Annapurna “I” (8091m) in the Annapurna region. It offers close-up views of Surroundings Mountain with multiple peaks over 7,000 m, and the 10th highest mountain (Annapurna 'I' 8091 m) in the world.
Trekking to the short Annapurna Base Camp starts from the Jhinu Dada (hot spring) and leads up to Annapurna Base camp through Chomorong, Bamboo, Himalayan, Machhapuchre base camp. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the local people during this journey. As well as you will enjoy their colorful typical households, religion, wildlife, a rainforest, and real Nepali culture and lifestyle.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is measured as moderate in terms of difficulty. So, anyone can do Annapurna Base Camp trekking at the best time of the year with a good physique and strong determination as well as a chance to complete the journey within 7 days while enjoying the interesting culture and nature in a short time.
Make your mind to do our Shortest Annapurna base camp trek while enjoying the interesting culture and nature in a short time. We will help you organize the best trek to ABC.
We also offer an extended Annapurna Base Camp Trek that combines visits to both Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp, perfect for those with sufficient time to explore both destinations.
Annapurna short trek starts at Jhinu dada after a three hours drive from Pokhara. If you are taking a morning flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu, the same day you can reach Jhinu danda by vehicle and then a two hours trek to Chhomrong Village.
On the second day of the Annapurna short trekking, you will walk through green forests of bamboo and rhododendron, and some of the hotel settlements such as Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan. The trail is narrow, humid, and rocky and steps ascend to reach Himalayan.
On the third day of your journey to Annapurna Base Camp, you'll achieve the remarkable achievement of reaching Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550ft). En route, you'll pass Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, each contributing to the journey's attractive narrative. Upon arriving at Annapurna Base Camp, an impressive panorama awaits, surrounding Hiunchuli, the majestic Annapurna range with its pinnacle Annapurna I (8,097m / 26,566ft), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, and the iconic Machhapuchhre.
After spending a night at the Annapurna Base Camp, the journey starts to descend and it stops at Bamboo on the fourth day of the 7 days Annapurna Base Camp short trek.
The following morning, you leave Bamboo and head to Jhinu Danda and catch the vehicle drive to Pokhara, you will relax in the Pokhara hotel and visit around the city.
Next morning, you will drive to Kathmandu and High Pass Adventure Trekking hosts a farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best shortest treks in Annapurna Region and it refers for those who have previous high-altitude trekking experience and a short time exploring the base camp of the 10th highest mountain (Annapurna “I”8091 m) in Annapurna region. This short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary is totally different then another classic Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary via Ghorepani Poonhill.
If you are wondering to choose Annapurna Base Camp short itinerary, there are some advantages such as saving time, money and observing the panoramic wonderful vista of the Annapurna mountain range and Gurung Community culture and lifestyle as well as some wildlife along the Trekking trail in short-time.
The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is carefully designed to be completed in 7 days to provide a well-structured itinerary that balances distance, elevation gain, and straight route. This flexible itinerary starts and ends at Pokhara, so you can enjoy a lot in Pokhara before and after the Short ABC Trekking. This duration allows trekkers to reach the base camp while ensuring safety and enjoyment of the dramatic landscapes. While this shorter duration requires a moderate level of fitness, it provides an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region within a manageable timeframe.
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a breathtaking adventure, but it requires careful preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary is a bit tighter than classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary, so your physical fitness, mental health and determination are the important factors to consider before participating in short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
If you don't have the required previous trekking experience, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and need preparation to easily complete the Short Annapurna Base Camp trek such as normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging and swimming. These practices are beneficial in preparing for the trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.
The altitude gain of 4130 meters from the 1000 meters, the journey through farmland, terraces, landscapes, narrow trail, forest, rocky path and Gurung communities, there are a number of ascents and descents. Thus, a good level of physical fitness is essential to maintain 5 to 8 hours of daily trekking. Mental flexibility is equally crucial, as self-doubt can often give rise to discomfort and anxiety. It is highly recommended to seek medical advice prior to embarking, particularly if respiratory concerns are relatable.
Trekking in Nepal with High Pass Adventure means a lot. It means friendship, fun, convenience, adventure, and above all the security and safety we bring. Our long-year experience about arrange the travel plan in Nepal and true dedication guarantees your vacation is well thought out and planned to make the most beautiful journey of your lifetime. We are flexible in creating a suitable itinerary and offer a great combination of a quality hotel, small group size trips, family tours, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, and group trekking. Also, our guides have general knowledge about first aid kits and long years of experience in the trekking fields and we hire strong porters for support to carry your luggage.
Hence, your trekking in Nepal is led by our professional and experienced trekking guide who are joining you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg) to complete the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Sometimes becomes problems like weather conditions, local political issues, transportation, or other factors beyond our control. It might be a change in the itinerary. However, it is very unlikely that the itinerary would be considerably changed. If alterations are necessary, the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are. You can talk and decide to take into the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsibility for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staffs are experienced and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking.
Welcome to Nepal! A member of the High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. crew will be waiting outside the baggage claim area of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. A4-sized paper with your and our company's names on it, is carried by the individual you need to find. From the airport, this person will transport you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. Check into the hotel, have a nap, freshen up, and be ready for the appointment with our trekking office to discuss your programs.
After breakfast, we must depart from the hotel in Kathmandu to catch the flight to Pokhara and the same day drive to Jhinu. Our guide will pick you up at Pokhara airport near Jhinu danda by private vehicle. From there, the trek continues to Jhinu Dada, crossing a suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola on the way. Having lunch at Jhinu, we trek up the steep staircase to Chhomrong. Spend the night at Chhomrong. In this village, we can absorb the traditional culture of Gurung and the Magar peoples.
After breakfast at Chhomrong, we drop down through the longest stone-stair to Chhomrong Khola and cross the suspension bridge to ascend towards a small village Sinuwa. Sinuwa is a tiny village from where one can see the close view of Mt.fishtail and other mountains. From Sinuwa, the trail heads to the next village Bamboo and then ascends to Dovan through the dense forest of bamboo, rhododendron and green bush to reach the Himalaya hotel. The village is the vantage place that offers the perfect view of Mt. fishtail.
Today, the trail is uphill-downhill and straight to get the ABC but there is a high risk of avalanche in a few places. Today we will have Lunch in MBC before reaching ABC so you can enjoy the Himalayas peaks of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges like Ganga Purna, Annapurna III, Fishtail, Gandharva Chuli, Himchuli, and Annapurna South. After 1:30 hours of the climb from MBC, we reached the ABC (4,130m) on the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m/26,554ft).
We wake up early in the morning before sunrise and will enjoy the sunrise in Himalayas Peaks as Tent Peak, Himchuli, Annapurna ‘I’ Annapurna ‘II’, and an Iconic peak of Nepal Mt. Fishtail created lifelong memories in the ABC Trek. After breakfast, we trek back to bamboo and walk along dense forest then reach Shinuwa.
After breakfast today we will go back the same way to Jhinu danda to catch the private jeep. We will enjoy the last lunch of the trip in the Jhinu Dada and after lunch back to Pokhara by jeep.
We have to leave early in the morning after breakfast from the hotel to the airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu. Our staff will pick you up at the airport to drop you to the hotel in Thamel.
High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.
There are two best seasons for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to go on the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness and enjoyable weather. You can also do this trek throughout the whole year due to the route situated at a lower altitude.
Saving time and money are the advantages to choose the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It means, trekkers can explore Annapurna base camp in a short time with limited budget, so you have to choose this short Annapurna Base camp Trek itinerary for those advantages. This is the shortest and most rapid trekking itinerary to visit the Annapurna Base Camp. This trekking itinerary is carefully designed by our experienced trekking guide for those who have previous trekking experience and physical fitness to get 4120 meters within a short timeframe.
Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We have also fixed the departure date to Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek but that might not match on your holiday program. So that, we can help to create the suitable and best private itinerary on your own time frame.
Usually the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Nayapul and again ends at the same place but this Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Jhinu Dada after a 3-5 hours drive from Pokhara and ends at the same place
The cost of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek depends on group size and your preference. The 6 nights 7 days trip from arrival and departure date to Short Annapurna Base Camp trekking package cost can range from USD 400 to 700 per person.
If you just want to hire a guide and porter for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the cost is USD $30 and USD $25 per day for guide and porter. Normally the food, accommodations, salary and insurance is included in that cost. But, the salary of guides and porters may be slightly less during the off-season ( winter and monsoon season).
It depends on your trekking package like you are doing full package trek or just hiring a guide through a trekking agency. So, if you are doing a full package trek with a trekking agency, you do not have to carry much cash but you do have to carry a few of cash for your personal expenses. We advise you to carry cash approximately USD $ 25 to $35 per day. It can cover your personal expenses such as Wi-Fi, drinking water, hot drinks, charging mobile phones and cameras and hot showers in a few places during the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Yes, you can pay by either credit card, bank transfer, or cash. We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank.
No, you can not use your card payment during trekking because there are no ATM facilities. So, we highly recommend you to withdraw some cash before departing for the journey from the city.
If you want to cancel the trip and refund the advanced fund, these policies are very clear and simple. First, you have to send us an email about trip cancellation and then we process the cancellation of your hotel, transport and guide. About the refunds, 15% of the advance deposit that was your booking confirms the trip, it will be considered a cancellation fee. This fund will be difficult to resend back. That's why, you can postpone the trip to a later date or recommend to others friends or family to use this fund.
The duration of the Short Annapurna Base Camp trek depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, extra days for acclimatization. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 6 days to 9 days to complete the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek and needs 2 days extra for your arrival and departure from/to your home.
The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 6 to 8 hours a day during the Short Annapurna Base Camp trek.
The difficulty level of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is moderate but sometimes also challenging due to bad weather. The trekking trails are rocky and steps in the forest which makes it tough to walk in a few places. Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress.
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek does not require technical climbing skills, so you don’t need special training for this trek. But, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and need preparation to easily complete the Short Annapurna Base Camp trek such as Normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging and swimming. These practices are beneficial in preparing for the trekking in himalayas.
Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gear to face any condition of risk. It is considered not safe during the summer and winter season because you have to face slippery and humid trails due to rainfall and snowfall. High Pass Adventure will be always with you to assist all emergencies during the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
It is a pretty busy trail to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek by internal and foreign trekkers during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. But in the summer and winter seasons it is not a busy trail due to not good weather for the views and hikes.
4120 meters high is the highest point of the Short ABC Trek. It is situated at the lap of the Massif Annapurna ‘I’ and also the best view point of surrounding mountains.
The weather condition of Annapurna region is dependent on different seasons. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures for Short ABC Trekking. Summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons are not recommended, but you can do the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trek for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies.
Yes, the trekking insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking in Nepal. Furthermore, the daily wage, Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost.
The places in the mountains region are always cold at night no matter which season or what time. The temperatures vary depending on the season and altitude but will be perfect temperature for trekking during the day time.
So, It is recommended to bring suitable warm clothing, including thermal layers, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, and good quality trekking boots to stay warm and comfortable during the annapurna Base Camp trek.
Yes, we provide you refundable trekking gear such as walking poles, sleeping bags and down jackets. Rest of the equipment you have to manage yourself.
Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking gears in Kathmandu. There are many shops and offers the best price for trekking gear to sell or rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy or rent the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.
There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing rooms during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, bed-sheet, blanket and pillow. We recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but options will be limited compared with cities. You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa and a few other foods. They also offer the western food such as Pizza, roast, pasta and burger during the short ABC Trek.
The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way to Annapurna Base Camp Trek but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work well and fast. There are also mobile phone network services along the Annapurna Base Camp trek but not a strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues.
Yes, you can charge all your electronics devices in a lodge but you also have to pay an extra cost. Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and electric power during the busy trekking season, especially in higher places. So we recommend you to bring your own power bank to charge your mobile and camera for the trekking in himalayas.
Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the Nepal trek including Annapurna Base Camp trek because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not a medical facility.
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude.
High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention. There is less chance to get altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Follow these rules for prevention:
-Drink plenty of water
-Take it easy
-Do not drink alcohol
-Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates
-Sleep lower elevation
-Take a medication (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor
The weight of luggage to the porter is limited and it is normally set by the Government of Nepal, local authorities and trekking associations of Nepal. Local porters can carry more than 50 kg but the maximum luggage weight for the trekking porter is 25-30 kg during the Nepal trekking including Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Yes, all trekkers need permits to enter the Annapurna Region because the route is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Another permit issued by a trekking agency, called Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS). So you have to need both permits for the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Yes, you need to carry your own bottle for drinking water during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek because above Chomrong there is not allowed to sell the bottle water. So you have to refill your bottle from a natural spring or water tap. Thats why, we recommend you to bring your own bottle to refill and use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Guide and porter will expect the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it. Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trek and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP) is largest conservation area of Nepal and located in north center in Nepal. It has 7629 square Km and established in 2049 B.S. (1992 A.D.). It is bounded by the mustang in the north, Kali Gandaki River in the west, Marsyandi valley in the east and Pokhara valley is the south border.
This project was initiated by National Trust for Nature Conservation (the king Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation) a non- government organization and donate by many international trusts. Nowadays, this project conserved by National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and local people community from local area. The head quarter of this ACAP is Ghandruk.
If you are wondering to get Annapurna Base Camp from Kathmandu, here is little information to reach out the ABC. Pokhara is one of the best and popular touristic cities in Nepal. There is easily accessible from Kathmandu by air or land. It is west part and 200 km far from Kathmandu. Pokhara is gate way to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and it takes approximately 6-7 days to reach there. Even though Trekking Itineraries are always flexible because there are many starting and ending place, so it may take a little more or less than that. Normally, you will take a private vehicle along the Pokhara-Baglung road for one and half hours at Nayapul. From there, you will trek to Ghandruk, which is biggest Gurung Village in the region and spend the first night of the trek. After that, next few days you will head to Annapurna Base Camp through Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Deurali and Machapuchre Base Camp. Annapurna base camp is wonderful place to see great panoramic mountains views.
The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entrance fee and the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card are both essential permits for embarking on your trek within the Annapurna Region. These mandatory permits apply to all treks in the region except for the Nar Phu Valley Trek and Upper Mustang Trek. To secure these permits, you have the option of obtaining them through a registered trekking company.
Throughout your entire journey, you must keep these permits in your control and present them at each checkpoint along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Neglecting to do so could result in the need to purchase these permits on-site, incurring a double charge as a penalty. Alternatively, you may even be required to retrace your steps without the proper permits. Ensuring you have these permits from the outset will not only streamline your trekking experience but also support responsible trekking practices and contribute to the preservation of the surprising Annapurna Region."
TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Cost: US$ 20 per person/ per Trek
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Cost: US$ 30 only per person/ per trek
Our government has instilling these two permits for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek from Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Accommodation along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is mainly provided by teahouses or guesthouses. These are basic lodges that offer rooms with varying levels of comfort, from simple dormitory-style rooms to private rooms with attached bathrooms in some places. Every different place has different quality of the lodges and might become more basic as you gain altitude so, you can choose the best according to your budget.
Rooms: Rooms typically have twin beds with clean bedding and blankets. In some places, you might find rooms with attached bathrooms, but shared bathrooms are more common. We highly recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. During peak trekking seasons, it's advisable to book your accommodation in advance or your trekking guide help to book accommodation in advance.
Dining Hall: Teahouses often have common dining halls and cozy common rooms where you can have food, relax, socialize, and enjoy the warmth of a stove or fireplace in some place.
Toilet and Bathroom: Many teahouses offer Western-style flush toilets and shared bathrooms with running water in lower altitude but they have squat toilets instead of Western-style flush toilets in a higher altitude. Toilet paper might not always be provided, so it's necessary to bring your own supply. Hot showers are available in these areas for an extra fee, but the availability of hot water will be limited. It's necessary to maintain good hygiene during short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, so you must to bring essentials items like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and tissues.
Every teahouses and lodges has a menu with nearly identical food items along the trek offer a variety of food options, including both local Nepali and international dishes. The cooks are essentially skilled, yet the meal may have a taste that differs from that of western cuisine. Because meat is scarce and not fresh in the mountains, we advise you to try vegetarian recipes.
Dal Bhat: A traditional Nepali meal consisting of rice and lentil soup, often served with vegetables, pickles, and Papad. This meal is plenty, allowing you to have a generous serving. Once you've enjoyed this hearty dish, you might not choose other foods. We always recommend this dish for all trekkers during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Momos: Steamed or fried dumplings filled with Potatoes, Cheese, Tuna, mixed vegetables etc.
Noodles and Pasta: Different types of noodle and pasta dishes, often with same as Momos like vegetables, cheese, Tuna, Eggs and sometimes meat in few places.
Soups: They offer various types of soups, including noodle soup, vegetable soup, and more like potatoes soup, onion soup, and garlic soup etc.
Bread and Pancakes: They also offer items like chapati (flatbread), Tibetan bread, and pancakes, breads etc.
Others dishes: They have many different dishes in the food menu like Burger, Pizza, potatoes items, bakery items, fried items and many others.
During the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you'll find a variety of drink options available at the teahouses lodges and teashops along the trail. Here are some common drink choices you can expect during Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Tea: There are many different types of hot tea such as black tea, green tea, herbal tea, spiced tea (Nepali tea), Ginger tea, milk Tea are readily available. These hot teas provide warmth and comfort, especially in the colder altitudes.
Coffee: Must of the lodges offers the coffee items but Instant coffee is normally available at teahouses during the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. While the quality might vary like milk and black, it's a warm and energizing option.
Hot Chocolate: it is a delightful treat for those seeking a sweet and warm beverage.
Ginger Lemon Honey Tea: This is a popular drink for its potential health benefits and soothing properties during the high altitude trekking.
Bottled Water: Bottled water is ban for purchase on way to Annapurna Base Camp. It's necessary to stay hydrated, especially at higher altitudes, to prevent altitude sickness. It’s a good idea to use a refillable water bottle and use water purification methods when refilling from local sources.
Our team will provide guidance on the proper usage of water purification methods, ensuring your hydration needs are met responsibly and economically during the journey.
Soft Drinks: Must of the teahouses offer canned or bottled soft drinks like cola, Pepsi, soda, and fruit juices. Availability will be limited at higher altitudes due to the logistics of transportation.
Alcoholic Beverages: All teahouses offer a limited selection of alcoholic beverages like beer, rum vodka and local beverages like Chyang (rice beer) and Raksi (rice wine). You should keep in mind that alcohol can dehydrate you and might have a more marked effect at higher altitudes.
The best time to visit the Annapurna Base Camp Short trek is during the two main trekking seasons namely spring and autumn season. These two seasons offer the most favorable weather and spectacular views, making your trekking experience enjoyable and memorable. We can do a short Everest Base Camp Trek throughout the year but the weather is quickly changeable during the summer and winter season, which makes it terrible and difficulties to get to the target on time due to landslides and snow falls.
Spring is one of the best times for the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. During this season, the weather is generally stable, with mild temperatures during the day and clear skies, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna south (7200 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna III (7545 m), Gangapurna (7450 m), Glacier Dom (7425 m), Machhapuchhre (6890 m) and more. Trekking trail is decorated with vibrant rhododendron blooms, creating a colorful and picturesque landscape. The temperatures are pleasant, making it a comfortable time for hiking and the days are longer, allowing for more exploration. So spring is the best and recommended time for trekking and climbing in Nepal.
Autumn is another popular and recommended season for the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. The weather will be dry, and the skies are generally clear, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. The temperatures are moderate, and the conditions are favorable for hiking. Autumn is also known as the post-monsoon season, so the air is crisp and clean after the rains, providing stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. You might have the opportunity to witness local festivals like Dashain and Tihar, which add a cultural touch to your trekking experience. While autumn is popular and can attract a higher number of trekkers, the atmosphere is generally lively and energetic.
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is possible during the summer and winter seasons but can be more challenging compared to the preferred trekking seasons of spring and autumn. Summer is not the most recommended time due to the challenging weather conditions and potential risks involved. Winter season can be suitable for experienced trekkers but you have to prepare for the cold conditions and have the appropriate gear and equipment.
However, the weather and trail conditions may not be as favorable and you may encounter more challenges, such as rain and snow during the winter months (December to February) and the possibility of monsoon rains and leeches during the summer months (June to August). This is not good time for trekking in Annapurna Region of Nepal.
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) in Nepal is a popular adventure that offers breathtaking mountain views and a chance to immerse you in the local culture. However, like any trek in a remote and challenging environment, there can be difficulties along the way. Here are some potential difficulties you might encounter during the Annapurna Base Camp short trek:
No acclimatization day: It's important to note that the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek can be completed in various durations, but this shorter itinerary has not included a designated acclimatization day. Acclimatization is very important when trekking at higher altitudes to allow your body to adjust to the reduced oxygen levels. Walking slowly and drink plenty of water is benefits of the acclimatization and hydration for the Short Annapurna base camp trek.
Altitude Sickness: This is one of the most significant challenges on the short ABC trek. As you ascend to higher altitudes, the air becomes thinner and contains less oxygen. This can lead to symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, and even more severe forms of altitude sickness. Walking slowly and drink plenty of water is avoid the altitude sickness in the Himalayas.
Weather: The weather in the Himalayas is changeable, especially during certain seasons. Snowfall, rain, and extreme cold will make the trek more challenging. It's important to be prepared with appropriate clothing and gear for different weather conditions.
Physical Fitness: The trek to Short Annapurna Base Camp involves steep ascents and descents, narrow path, and long hours of walking. It requires a reasonable level of physical fitness with strong determination.
Accommodation: The accommodations along the trek can be very basic, and limits, especially in the higher altitudes. During peak trekking seasons, these teahouses can fill up quickly, so securing a spot by advance book.
Communication and Connectivity: The internet service and mobile network coverage can be non-existent due to its remote.
Trail Conditions: The trail condition is depending on the time of year and recent weather events. Rain can make the trails slippery and dangerous, while snow and ice can add an extra layer of challenge.
Cultural Considerations: While the local people are generally friendly and welcoming, it's important to be respectful of their culture and traditions. This includes things like dress code, photography protocol, and general behavior.
Despite these potential challenges, many trekkers successfully complete the Annapurna Base Camp trek with experienced Nepali guide and got the experience incredibly satisfying. Proper preparation, physical fitness, and a positive mindset can help you overcome these difficulties and fully enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas.
Ensuring your safety during the short Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is important. While the trek is normally considered safe, it's important to be well-prepared, make informed decisions, and follow some basic safety guidelines.
Trekking with a Guide or Group: If you're not an experienced trekker, it's advisable to trek with a knowledgeable guide or as part of a group. They can provide guidance, route location, and assistance in any case of emergencies.
Physical Preparation: Prepare yourself physically before the trek. Regular exercise, cardio workouts, and hiking can help improve your fitness and stamina.
Weather Awareness: Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Dress in layers to adapt to temperature changes and carry waterproof clothing in case of rain.
Proper Equipment: Wear suitable footwear, comfortable clothing, and carry necessary gear such as a good-quality backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and a headlamp.
Hydration and Nutrition: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially at higher altitudes. Eat nutritious meals to maintain energy levels throughout the trek.
Emergency Contact: Inform someone you trust about your trekking plans, including your itinerary and expected return date. This can be a friend, family member, or your accommodation staff.
First Aid Kit: Carry a basic first aid kit with essentials like bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers, blister treatment, and any personal medications.
Altitude Sickness Medication: If advised by a medical professional, carry altitude sickness medication and know how to use it.
Follow Trail Markers: Stick to marked trails to avoid getting lost. The trail can be well-defined, but weather conditions might obscure markers in some areas.
Communication: Carry a charged mobile phone for emergencies. However, note that signal reception might be limited in some areas.
Stay Informed: Stay updated about the trail conditions, weather forecasts, and any potential hazards before and during your trek.
Trust Your Instincts: If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe for any reason, don't hesitate to turn back or seek assistance.
That safety is a shared responsibility between you, your fellow trekkers, and the local communities. Being well-prepared and making responsible choices will greatly enhance your trekking experience while keeping you safe on the Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna region is popular trekking destination In Nepal. There are good mobile network services and internet services in the whole Annapurna region trekking area but not few places such as Nar Phu Valley, Tilicho Lake and Saribung Pass trekking. The internet service will be available whole Region but tea-houses and lodges provide internet with some extra charge. If you have not Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and not use the internet service, our guide help to you for pass the massage because always our guide have cellular phone and he contact to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trek and your health condition as well as we help any kinds of problem during the trek.
Hence, travelling is important things in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. If you need Nepali SIM, we can provide to you for your trekking but you have to tell us before leave the trekking.
High altitude sickness is common problem in the high Himalayan area when you go as higher elevation. It is appears very quickly but symptoms are preventable. If you have previous high altitude trekking experience, it might be best but if not trek in above three thousand meters high you need to prevention of the high altitude sickness. You need a extra suitable acclimatization days to complete the trip and Walk slowly, drink plenty of water, don’t drink alcohol, go higher and sleep low elevation as well as spend 2 nights on every 500 meters above than 3500 meters heights are prevent the altitude sickness during the trekking in Nepal. All our trekking itineraries are flexible with acclimatization days and first priority for your health and safety to complete the trek without any problem. We provide you basic medicine to support for emergency rescue, if situation gets worse.
Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will response to decide whether and your overall health condition to continue the trip or return back.
The Guide, porter, driver and all workers who are working in tourism filed, they except some tips during your Tour Trekking and others activities in Nepal. Tipping is judgment of workers from travelers and workers offers the tips end of the trek. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give to them depend on their services.
Hence, it is important to High Pass Adventure working team who take care to you all the time during the visiting in Nepal, motivated with outstanding service and offer inspiring trip in a lifetime experience.
If you have extra time after complete the trek, you can do different activities or different short trek in Nepal. We have many short tour packages and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, Dhampus hiking or day Rafting tripin Trisuli River.
Adventure activities are like paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump and Mountain Biking. These all package are extra activities as optional tours and not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange at a reasonable cost and we give to you good discount.
Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel. We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.
-Passport and 4 passport size photos
-Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
-Boarding passes for flights
-Driver’s license (if needed)
-Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card in case an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)
-Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
-Sleeping bag liner (Optional)
-Trekking boots: one pair lightweight
-Sandals for city and tea house footwear
-Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
-Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
-Thin, lightweight inner socks
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking:
-Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
-Down jacket for warmth
-Travel clothes and City Wear
-Base-layer trousers (optional)
-Trekking shorts (Optional)
-Gloves and wool hat
-bandanna or scarf
-First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
-Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
-Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu
-Sunglasses and Sun cream
-Book (reading and writing materials)
-MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
-Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
-A day bag: 35 liters
-A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
-Dry Liner or Dry Bag
-Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.
-Toilet papers/ tissue
-Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
-1 medium sized quick drying towel
-Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
-Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Feminine hygiene products
-On Personal Hygiene
-Wet wipes (baby wipes)
-Anti-bacterial hands wash
-Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
-Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries)
-Binoculars (for luxuries)
-Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)
Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.
Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information.
If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.
In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees.
You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.
When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.
You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.
For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey.
Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.
Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap.
Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal.
All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.
Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).
There are three types of altitude sickness:
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.
Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:
If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.
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