Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking-8 Days

"Adventure within scenic Sanctuary and in the heart of Annapurna at Base Camp"
Good to Know
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4135 M
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Pokhara
  • Trip Ends Pokhara
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • The shortest way to reach and enjoy grand views of Annapurna at a close distance.
  • Reaching Annapurna Base Camp on short limited times for interested trekkers.
  • Enjoy the glamorous scenery of high peaks within the beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Explore local Gurung culture of great age-old traditions culture and hospitality.
  • From low warm areas to high cooler hills reaching the arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
  • The only base camp in the whole Himalayas with the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge.

Advantage of booking ABC short trek with Nepal Trekking Planner

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking is a perfect way to be close to the Himalayan Mountains in less than the duration of time within a week, an ideal walk for travelers with limited time in Nepal but with dreams to reach the base of the world's highest mountains.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to its scenic country walking from low warm farm areas to reach cooler alpine hills with constant views of high Annapurna Peaks in the harmony of local villages enriched with timeless culture and age-old custom of great interest.

The walk leads into a beautiful country enclosed by a lovely green forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees with an overnight stop in local villages lodge with the opportunity to soak into local traditional farm life.

The journey continues into the deep gorge of Modi River to reach a vast open plateau at Annapurna Sanctuary encircled by a series of high peaks of the Annapurna Himalaya range.

On reaching the scenic sanctuary where a short walk leads you right to the heart of Annapurna Base Camp, the only base in the whole Himalayas with facilities of a nice and cozy lodge right beneath towering giant mountains.

Enjoying time overlooking dramatic views of mighty peaks and then back to Chomrong on the same trail, and then taking an alternative route with a visit to Jhinu village to refresh in its hot natural spring before heading back to Pokhara after a great adventure and experience on Annapurna Short Trekking.

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Best season to do Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking

Please be informed that Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking will be best in the spring season of March to May when days are longer with much sunlight hours from early 6 a.m. till late 6 p.m. which helps to cover much distance each day to designated overnight stops.

As well around this time when wildflowers are in season with colorful hills with flowers in bloom, especially the Rhododendron (National flower of Nepal) which you will find from tall trees to high bushes and with Rhododendron plants known as Azalea.

Why Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?

ABC is one of most popular and spectacular trek in Nepal, giving stunning vistas of the Annapurna Range as well as various landscapes.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek itinerary is a popular choice for those with limited time but still want to see the Annapurna Region's beauty. Here are a few reasons why an 8 Days walk would be an ideal idea:

  • Well Defined Trail: The Annapurna Base Camp Trek follows a well-defined trail that is generally straightforward to follow. The track is well-marked and provides clear directions, making it ideal for people to explore the trial.
  • Affordable: The Annapurna Base Camp climb is widely regarded as the affordable treks in Nepal. The cost of the trek varies according to the level of service and accommodations chosen, but an 8 Days route is often less expensive than lengthier treks. Besides Trekking Planner Nepal provides itinerary as per your budget and requirement.
  • Moderate Altitude: The Annapurna Base Camp trek's highest point is 4,130 meters (13,550 ft.) at Annapurna Base Camp. The trek does not include any high passes and also there is less chances of altitude sickness.
  • Beautiful Views: The Annapurna Base Camp trek is famous for the stunning panorama of the Annapurna Range, including some of the highest peaks in the world. The route takes you through beautiful woodlands, terraced farms, and medieval villages, offering a variety of vistas and sights.
  • Cultural Experience: The trek passes through several traditional Gurung and Magar villages, providing a unique opportunity to learn about local culture and lifestyle. You have the opportunity to connect with locals and learn about their customs, traditions, and daily lives.
  • Hot Springs: The trek includes a visit to natural hot springs located in Jhinu Danda, where you can relax and heal their aching muscles after a long day of hiking. The hot spring is famous spot to relax and spend some time in the natural spring.
  • Wildlife Spotting: The Annapurna Region is home to a diverse range of species, including snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, and langurs. You may encounter some of these animals along the trip.

An itinerary provides a well-rounded trekking experience that combines natural beauty, cultural richness, and affordable adventure. The Annapurna Base Camp hike is a must-do for anyone visiting Nepal, whether they are novice or experienced trekkers.

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Is 8 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Right for you?

Your trekking experience, physical level, and personal preferences will determine whether an Annapurna Base Camp Trekking plan is ideal for you. Here are some things Trekking Planner Nepal suggest you to think about before embarking on trek:

  • Trekking Experience: The Annapurna Base Camp trek is classified as comparatively moderate, requiring an average level of fitness and prior trekking experience. An 8-day itinerary, on the other hand, is appropriate also for most beginners who have some experience with multi-day treks.
  • Fitness Level: The Annapurna Base Camp journey requires several hours of walking each day and includes some steep uphill and downhill stretches. You should be in good physical shape and be able to walk for 5-7 hours per day.
  • Altitude Sickness: The highest point on the climb to Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130 meters (13,550 ft). Though the chances of getting altitude are less in the Annapurna Region comparatively, you still need to take this topic seriously. Altitude could catch anyone at an elevated place. So, it is better if you consult with your doctor before heading on the trek.
  • Budget: The Annapurna Base Camp trek is widely regarded as one of affordable treks in Nepal. Hoewever, the cost of the expedition, might vary depending on the level of service and lodgings chosen.
  • Time: An 8 Days schedule allows you to explore the Annapurna Region's magnificence while remaining reasonable in terms of time and effort. If you only have 8 Days.

Overall, an Annapurna Base Camp Trek schedule can be a wonderful choice if you have prior trekking experience, an appropriate level of fitness, and are comfortable walking for several hours every day. The walk provides beautiful views of the Annapurna range, an opportunity to explore local culture, and is usually regarded as one of economical treks of Nepal.

How should you prepare for Annapurna Base Camp trek?

For the preparation for an 8 Days journey to Annapurna Base Camp needs both physical and mental preparation. Here are some suggestions that might help you for the preparation on your adventure:

  • Physical Fitness: The Annapurna Base Camp treks requires several hours of trekking each day on difficult uphill and downhill trails. As a result, it is of the utmost importance to maintain your physical fitness level by regular exercise, which includes cardio, strength, and endurance training. This will build up your level of strength and helps you walking 5-6 hours per day.
  • Walking Practice: Walking practice is essential for getting used to walking long distances in mountainous terrain. You must begin by walking modest distances on difficult terrain and progressively increase the distance and elevation.
  • Proper Equipment: Proper equipment is essential for a comfortable and safe hiking experience. Invest on durable hiking boots, weather-appropriate clothing, a warm jacket, a raincoat, a high-quality backpack, and other important trekking equipment.
  • Preventing Altitude Sickness: The Annapurna Base Camp hike entails ascending to a relatively high altitude, and altitude sickness can arise as a result of sudden changes in elevation. It is essential to fully acclimate by taking appropriate rest and drinking breaks, as well as maybe taking altitude sickness medicine if required.
  • Mental Preparation: Mountain trekking is an adventure that may be both physically and mentally demanding. It is important to psychologically prepare yourself for any obstacles that may arise during the walk.
  • Consult your Doctor: Before embarking on a trekking adventure, consult your doctor to ensure that you are physically fit enough to handle the physical demands of mountain trekking.

You can have a comfortable and joyful trekking adventure to Annapurna Base Camp if you follow these suggestions and carefully prepare yourself.

Climate and Weather around annapurna

The climate and weather of Annapurna Base Camp can vary depending on the season you choose to hike. Here is an outline of the weather conditions you may expect during each season:

  • Spring (March to May): This is the busiest trekking season, with mild and pleasant weather. During the day, temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C, and at night, temperatures range from 0°C to 5°C. The skies are normally clear, with maybe a few showers on the way there.
  • Summer/Monsoon (June to August): The weather is hot and humid, with regular showers. The daytime temperature ranges from 15°C to 25°C, while the nighttime temperature ranges from 5°C to 10°C. Rain can make the trails slick and muddy, and there may be landslides or floods on occasion.
  • Autumn (September to November): This is another high trekking season, with cool and dry weather. During the day, the temperature fluctuates from 10°C to 20°C, while at night, it drops to roughly -5°C to 5°C. The sky are frequently clear, allowing for breathtaking vistas of the mountains.
  • Winter (December to February): This is the coldest season, with dry and chilly weather. During the day, the temperature ranges from 5°C to 15°C, while at night, it drops to roughly -10°C to -5°C. The skies are normally clear, but higher elevations may get snowfall on occasion.

It is important to pack clothing and equipment appropriate for the weather conditions you can expect throughout the trip. Trekking throughout the spring and autumn seasons is often advised for the best weather and mountain vistas.

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Local Culture and Tradition along the trekking trail

Several indigenous communities with distinct cultures and traditions live in the Annapurna Region. Here are some of the local cultures and traditions you can experience during your trek to the base camp of Annapurna.

Aside from the Gurungs, the Annapurna Region is home to other ethnic groups such as the Magars, Thakalis, and Manangis, each with their own culture and traditions. The Magars are famed for their warrior-like characteristics, and their martial arts and archery talents can be seen during festivals such as the Ghode Jatra. The Thakalis are well-known for their business acumen and are well-known dealers and hotels in the region. The Manangis, on the other hand, are Tibetan Buddhists with their own traditions, language, and rituals.

Interacting with the people is an important component of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You may explore their villages and learn about their customs and traditions, as well as sample their local cuisine and attend festivals and cultural events. It is critical to respect the customs and traditions of the local people and to interact with them in a friendly and respectful manner.

Is Travel Insurance required for Annapurna Base Camp

Trekking Planner Nepal is strongly advised though its not mandatory for anyone wanting to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. It is essential to select an insurance policy that covers high-altitude trekking, medical crises, emergency evacuation, and repatriation.

When choosing a travel insurance policy, it is essential to carefully read the fine print and ensure that the insurance you are getting covers all potential risks and hazards associated with trekking. Some insurance policies may exclude coverage for activities such as high-altitude trekking, leaving you without coverage if you have any problems during your trek.

It is also important to check that your insurance policy covers emergency medical bills and evacuation in the event of a medical emergency. Medical facilities in the Annapurna Region are limited, and in the event of a serious medical emergency, helicopter evacuation may be required, which might be costly.

You should also ensure that the insurance policy covers travel cancellation, trip interruption, and lost or stolen luggage. These are common problems that might arise when traveling, and having coverage can assist you in recovering the costs associated with them.

Overall, it is vital to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers all potential risks and hazards associated with trekking in the Annapurna region. Before purchasing insurance, it is best to buy from a reputable insurance provider and carefully read the policy details.

Altitude Sickness

The height of a location above sea level is referred to as its altitude. As altitude increases, air pressure and oxygen levels decrease, making breathing more difficult and putting more strain on the body. Altitude sickness, commonly known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a concern for anyone walking at high altitudes, particularly those trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.

When the body is not acclimatized to the drop in oxygen levels at high altitudes, altitude sickness occurs. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, exhaustion, and difficulty sleeping are all symptoms of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness can induce fluid buildup in the lungs and brain, which can be fatal in severe cases.

To avoid altitude sickness, it is important to properly acclimate by gradually ascending to higher altitudes over a period of several days. Acclimatization should be taken before reaching Annapurna Base Camp. It is best to stay hydrated, consume high-carbohydrate foods, and avoid alcohol and smoking during acclimatization.

If you develop altitude sickness symptoms, it is important to rest, stay hydrated, and prevent additional ascent until the symptoms pass. If the symptoms increase, you may need to lower your altitude or seek medical treatment.

Proper planning and knowledge of altitude sickness can assist in ensuring a safe and pleasurable hike to Annapurna Base Camp. It is critical to take the essential precautions, such as acclimatization, hydration, and detecting altitude sickness symptoms. Trekking Planner Nepal helps you with the proper itinerary including enough days for acclimatization. Also, we provide you well-trained guide who takes you up in the mountains as per your health and mental state.

Washing, Toilet and Accommodation

Toilets and washing facilities on the Annapurna Base Camp trip differ based on the kind of lodging. Most tea shops along the walking route provide modest washing facilities, such as a bucket of hot water for bathing and a shared toilet. It is recommended that you bring your own necessities, including toilet paper, soap, and a towel, as up in the mountains you may lack all the items.

Tea houses, which are small lodges that give minimal amenities like as a bed, blankets, and pillows, provide lodging on the walk. Some tea houses also have a dining area where meals are served. Accommodation in the tea houses is on a twin-sharing basis, and single rooms may not be available at all tea houses.

The tea houses are simple, and you should adjust your expectations accordingly. The rooms are frequently small and simple, and the restrooms are normally squats. The tea rooms, on the other hand, provide a warm and welcome ambiance, and the tea house owners are frequently quite hospitable and friendly.

It is important to note that housing and facilities may be limited during peak trekking season, so it is best to plan ahead of time. Also, in some tea houses, electricity and hot water may not be available at all times, so bring a portable charger and a flashlight.

While the accommodation and washing facilities on the Annapurna Base Camp trek are basic, they offer a unique opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality of the tea house owners, which is an essential part of the trekking experience.

During the peak season, the hotel rooms get crowded so Trekking Planner Nepal books your rooms in advance after you conformed booking so you don’t have to worry about the trip.

Important Note

  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please get in touch with us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept an instant booking and online payment.

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  • AccommodationLodge/Guest house
  • MealsLunch + Dinner, Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,930m/6332 ft

After a pleasant overnight stop at Pokhara facing views of the Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains with Machhapuchare peaks 'Fish Tail', have a hearty breakfast in the hotel then drive beyond Pokhara to commence our first day walks.

Journey with grand views of Annapurna heading past farm villages and towns and then reaching Bhirethati, one of the most charming villages around Annapurna.

From here, the walk starts following Modi River for a short walk around low and warmer farm areas and then on stone steps uphill to reach Gurung village Ghandruk.

At Ghandruk overnight in a nice comfortable lodge with a view of Annapurna peaks with time to visit this nice Gurung village, which is also a gateway to many trekking and adventure around Annapurna areas.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest house
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner, Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,170m/7120ft

From Ghandruk morning walk up at the village top and then on gradual path for short-while soon our route picks to a climb to reach at Kimrong Danda (ridge) with some Tea-House and Lodge. Here with short break downhill into cool forested trails to reach the valley floor of Kimrong River with its nice farm village located in this peaceful valley, from here climbs starts for an hour or more to reach a hill top.

After the climb on gradual winding path paved with fine stone work to reach above Chomrong village and then a short descend to reach our overnight place within nice and large village of Chomrong. A large Gurung village similar to Ghandruk which is the last permanent human settlement on route to Annapurna base camp within sanctuary.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest house
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner, Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,630 m/8629ft

After Chomrong on downhill to cross a bridge over Chomrong river with uphill to Sinuwa danda (ridge) with couple of Tea-House and shops, where walk leads into deep forested areas on winding ups and then descend into dense woodland with bamboo grooves to a place called also as Bamboo.

A small settlement to cater the needs of the trekkers with many good lodges located in a river gorge surrounded by forest of rhododendron-pines and bamboo.

From the Bamboo place walk is gradual into woods with easy ups to reach at Dovan for overnight stops in a small remote and isolated place with few lodges for travelers.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest house
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner, Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,700 m/12139ft

Slowly our adventure leads closer to our aim and highlight as walk leads into winding ups into forest past a lonely place called Himalaya Hotel, located next to large overhanging cave Hinko which is directly beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

From Himalaya Hotel downhill near Modi River then with short climb to reach at Deurali where tall tree lines stops for short alpine bushes, walk carries on uphill following Modi river right up to our overnight stop at Machhapuchare base camp located at the bottom of majestic North Face of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest house
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner, Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,130 m/13550ft

An easy and short day morning walk to Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary starts right up base camp, walk leads to short ups to reach a level ground on a huge field or a plateau within the Sanctuary enclosed by an array of peak and soon walk leads to a welcome sign-post of Annapurna Base Camp.

Reach our final destination and highest spot at above 4,130 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and the range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South.

Annapurna Base Camp is the only base camp in the whole Himalaya region with the facility of a nice and cozy lodge including a nice food menu and rooms facing amazing views of Annapurna peaks.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest house
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner, Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,345m/7710ft

Enjoying lovely and pleasant scenic times at Annapurna base camp a long walk of nearly six hours leads you downhill with short ups to reach Bamboo and back into tall tree lines and lush vegetation, after being on arctic zone climate at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest house
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner, Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,780m/5840ft

Return journey back to Chomrong with ups and downhill trail, from Chomrong hill top our route diverts to another fresh new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains.

Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch Tea/Coffee

Our last day of trekking, where morning leads to a nice pleasant walks downhill within low and warmer farm and paddy fields areas, where interesting drive takes you at scenic and beautiful Pokhara for overnight stops by famous serene Lake Phewa.

Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch), Tea/Coffee

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Trip Map
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking-8 Days Map
Inclusions
What's Included
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
  • We provide an assistant to guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport-size photos).
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation.
  • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given period of the itinerary. We can help you arrange an extra night's accommodation.
  • Your expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates
  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, please get in touch with US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
  • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a beautiful experience. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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Equipment and Gear List

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  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses

TorsoTorso

  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts

GlovesHands

  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

FeetFeet

  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

FAQs
  • This walk is best done in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is normally consistent, allowing for clear mountain views and comfortable walking conditions.

  • Yes, there are restrooms along the trekking path. However, in many instances, these are just squat toilets with no running water. It is advisable to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

  • In the event of severe weather, your guide will make choices about the trekking path and whether it is safe to continue. They may advise staying in one spot until the weather improves in order to improve visibility and safety.

  • Some teahouses and lodges may feature satellite phones for communication in case of an emergency. Otherwise, your guide can work with local authorities to arrange for emergency evacuation if necessary.

  • Inform your guide right away if you become ill or injured. Also, if you are in the network coverage area, consult with your Tour operator as well.  They will analyze your condition and treat you accordingly. You may need to descend to a lower altitude for better medical assistance if necessary.

  • Yes, having travel insurance that covers trekking activities as well as medical situations is strongly advised. It should also include evacuation coverage in the event of major medical problems throughout the expedition.

  • Yes, trekking equipment may be rented in large cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, for essential items such as trekking boots and personal gear, it is preferable to carry your own to ensure proper fit and comfort during the journey.

  • Yes, some safety considerations are as follows:

    • To avoid altitude sickness, acclimatize correctly and ascend slowly.
    • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
    • Follow the directions of your guide and also keep eye on the weather.
    • Carry a basic first-aid kit as well as any prescriptions that may be required.
    • Avoid drinking untreated water and eating raw or undercooked food.
    • Observe local norms and traditions when interacting with communities.
    • Avoid drinking alcohol and if possible meat items as it might be difficult for you to digest.
  • Along the route, credit card and ATM services are not widely available. You need to carry enough Nepali rupees in cash to cover your expenses during the trek.

  • Yes, you may extend the walk to include surrounding places such as Mardi Himal or continue on to Jhinu Danda, which is known for its natural hot springs. These additions will extend your trekking schedule by a few days.

  • From Kathmandu, you can take a flight or a tourist bus to Pokhara. You can hire a private vehicle or take a public bus from Pokhara to Nayapul, which is about a 1.5 to 2-hour journey away.

  • Most teahouses and hotels along the trail provide limited internet connectivity. However, as you travel higher into the higher elevations, connectivity may become intermittent or absent. The tea houses provides you Wi-Fi services but may charge you extra.

  • While the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is rated as fairly difficult, it still requires several days of continuous walking as well as rising and descending. Physical fitness, frequent exercise, and prior trekking experience will be advantageous. Before embarking on the journey, it is essential that you contact with a doctor, especially if you have any pre-existing health concerns.

  • Yes, there are altitude hazards during the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, particularly at higher altitudes. Some trekkers are concerned about altitude sickness. It is essential to adequately acclimatize, stay hydrated, and be aware of any indicators of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, or shortness of breath. If symptoms worsen, it's essential to descend to a lower altitude right away.

  • We have planned the itinerary days and program so that people with short frame of time can enjoy the walks to Annapurna Base Camp, allows you to stand right in the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya at base camp.

  • The highest point of the walk is the Annapurna Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of approximately 4,130 m above sea level.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking is considered as moderately challenging trek demanding good level of fitness. The trail has considerable uphill and downhill walking, although it is comparatively less difficult than the lengthier ABC trek.

  • The common beginning place for the short trek to Annapurna Base Camp is Nayapul, which is easily accessible from Pokhara, a famous tourist destination in Nepal.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking can take anywhere from 7 to 10 days to complete, depending on the starting point and trekking pace. You can also customize your schedule based on your budget, needs, and time constraints.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a scaled-down version of the famous Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek. It provides a shortened path for individuals with limited time who nevertheless wish to appreciate the breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna region.

  • It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and rest until you can get medical help. You will be carried down or evacuated if you do not start to feel better. Although we provide a first aid kit, we advise travelers to take a personal first aid kit too.

    In serious cases, you may need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you use it if your condition is very serious. Therefore, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek with Trekking Planner.

  • Yes, trekking poles make you easy to walk over rough or steep terrain. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. Furthermore, it will help relieve the stress on your legs. So, we suggest you use them.

  • Meals provided from the lodge where most of lodge owner family member cooks meals for the guest where some high standard lodge, a cook is hired from cities to give the best to the customers from famous Nepalese Dal Bhat (boiled rice with lentil soup and semi spicy vegetable or meat curries). Includes Tibetan, Chinese to Continental dishes as well in the menu, where fresh vegetables and fruits depend upon season wise and availability.

    Meals according to the list of menu provided, where some vegetable and fresh fruits depend upon seasons, all meals are well cooked and hygienically prepared so that customers can come back and use the same lodge and restaurants and keep the business flowing, flourishing.

    For larger groups it is best to have set meals as this save time and energy and much better for all including the lodge owner.

  • Water is the main cause for health risk on mountains or in third world developing countries; we are extremely take care where in camping all drinking waters are thoroughly boiled to high temperatures and the cooling off to provide guest to pour in the water bottles.

    While on Tea-House Treks the lodge owner or our guide will make sure that drinking water provided is safe to drink after its been boiled, filtered and ready for drinking, some areas in Annapurna do have safe drinking water post provided by local community known as ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Project) charging minimum price for a liter.

    We totally disapprove plastic bottle to buy and drink, pollution to the environment as long one will use and re-cycle it, plastic bottle water we allow sometime unless people are desperate for drinking due to under de-hydration condition, or in ill health on walks.

  • Tea-House Trekking an old word, when much commercial trekking was not popular in the Himalaya, where camping was more popular due to lack of tea-house and lodge in villages on route.

    Tea-House is simple shops with rooms to shelter travelers with basic facilities providing simple local meals, as trekking became more popular around the region where Tea-House turned into better lodge to provide great comfort of travelers.

    At present even though accommodation are much upgraded with many good facilities with warm rooms, toilets, showers (hot / cold) and serving great meals the term Tea-House is tagged rather than lodge trekking, as it become a customary or a tradition from early times till present.

  • On this trek around main villages we provide excellent lodge where available as per the budget and cost of the trek, either with rooms attached bath / toilets or common.

    But from Chomrong village onward where choice of facilities lacks due to limited numbers of lodge on each day walks, but be glad that where on this world one can find a nice and cozy right next and beneath world’s highest peaks.

    Which you can find only on Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4,130 m where room faces tremendous views of high peaks and surrounding beautiful landscapes.

  • From minimum 3-4 hrs to maximum of 6-7 hrs, that is why we designed this trekking shorter days programs where all can join requires good physical fitness to cope with long uphill and downhill walks.

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    Life time experience

    I was been abc in December that time weather is cold but the view was fantastic. That my guide was Sudip bhatta he is very good person caring and give us information about trekking that was awesome .

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    Sagar AIndia,Jun 25, 2024
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    Sudip - best guide in the Nepal

    Me and my wife went for ABC. Sudip not only clicked atleast 1000 pics of us but helped a lot with our plans when the weather did not support us. He is the best guide in Nepal.

    Services were good and overall experience was very good.

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    Venture58158195077Germany,Jun 01, 2024
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