Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 5 days

Trip Facts
DestinationAnnapurna Base Camp
ActivityTrek/hike
Accomodationhotel/lodges
RegionAnnapurna region
Distance37 kilometers
Start / End pointPokhara
Duration5 Days
Max. AltitudeAnnapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
Meals Included5 Lunches, 4 Dinners, and 5 Breakfasts
Group sizeAt least 2 persons
Nature of TrekLodge to lodge
Best SeasonThroughout the year
Activity Per Day5-7 hours walk
TransportationTransport from Pokhara to Samrung (journey start) and Samrung to Pokhara (trek end)
Grademoderate

About the Trip

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most favorable trek for physically fit persons with limited time who want to enjoy the world-famous Annapurna trek region, including stunning landscapes, traditional villages, and several climatic regions.

Highlights

  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • A captivating Annapurna Massif mountain view
  • Traditional Tamang and Gurung villages
  • The Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Views of the glorious Himalayas, including Mt. Macchapuchre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, and others.
  • Short but rewarding trek

Benefits of Booking Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free airport pick-up during arrival and drop-off during departure
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
  • Pulse oximeters for monitoring blood oxygen saturation levels at high altitudes to recognize early signs of altitude sickness and other health risks
  • Medical kits
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets arrangements if you do not have them


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person.

Annapurna Base Camp short trek 5 days Comprehensive Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trekking starts from Pokhara. If you are in Kathmandu, you should head to Pokhara, as we will depart for the trek from Pokhara. On the first day, we will drive you to Samrung from Pokhara. The drive will last for around four hours. From Samrung, you will trek to Sinuwa to spend your first night in the trek region.

The next day, you will travel from Sinuwa to Deurali, gaining elevation gradually. As you trek, the Annapurna mountains start to grow in front of you, indicating that you are getting nearer to the Annapurna mountain.

After reaching Deurali, the trek ascends further, taking you to Annapurna Base Camp. On the way, you will also pass Machhapuchhare Base Camp. You will be spending the night at Annapurna Base Camp. We are sure you will be delighted to spend a night surrounded by tall snow peaks.

After enjoying the sunrise over Annapurna ranges from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), it is time to return. You will follow the same path that took you to ABC, but this time as the journey is downhill, you will not stop at Deurali. From ABC, you will trek to Sinuwa and then to Samrung. You will then return to Pokhara from Samrung in private transport.

We hope during this short but exciting Annapurna Base Camp short trek 5-day trip, you will create some of the most precious memories in your life.

Why Annapurna Base Camp short trek?

We have created this short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 days for physically fit persons who have less time but want to see/experience the Annapurna region, one of the most famous trekking regions in the world.

What are the highlights of Annapurna Base Camp short trek?

Even though this is among the shortest Annapurna Base Camp Treks, you will come across diverse landscapes, different climatic regions, and multi-ethnic villages. As the 5-day Annapurna Base Camp trek progresses into Annapurna Sanctuary, you can also witness different flora, fauna, and ethnic Gurung and Magar villages. You will see Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri mountain, and Machhapuchhare for most of your trek.

If you are in Kathmandu, you can take a 20-minute flight to Pokhara for an extra cost.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day1

    From Pokhara (850m) drive to Samrung ( 1,613m) and trek to Sinuwa (2,340m/ 7,677ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 4 hours/ 55km
    Highest Altitude 2340m/ 7,677ft
    Trek Distance 3km
    Trek Duration 4 hours

    After an early morning breakfast in Pokhara, we will head to Samrung via the picturesque Gurung village of Ghandruk. The journey will take around four hours. From Samrung, the trek begins, and trekking is very easy until Jhinu Danda, but the hike from Jhinu Danda to Chomrong is quite demanding. From Chomrong, you will continue ahead, and after crossing a steel suspension bridge, you will reach Sinuwa. The whole trek will last for about four hours. 

    • Overnight stay at Sinuwa Guest House
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day2

    Trek from Sinuwa (2,340m/ 7,677ft) to Deurali (3,174m/10,413ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 4km/ 8.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,174m/10,413ft
    Trek Duration 7 hours

    We leave Sinuwa after breakfast, aiming for Deurali. On the way, you will hike across Bamboo arriving at Dovan first, then Himalaya, and finally Deurali. As you trek forward, you will witness Annapurna mountain approaching nearer and nearer.          

    • Overnight stay at Sangrila Hotel
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day3

    Trek from Deurali (3,174m/10,413ft) to ABC (4,130m/13,550ft) via MBC (3,700m/12,140ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.7 km / 4.7miles
    Highest Altitude 4,130m/13,550ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    On this day, you will reach the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) while hiking past the Macchapuchhare Base Camp (MBC). However, the day starts from Deurali, and you will elevate constantly - firstly reaching Bagar and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC). After MBC, you will enter the Annapurna Sanctuary, and after hiking for a few more hours, you will reach Annapurna base Camp. The panoramic view of Annapurna range from Annapurna Base Camp looks mind-blowing. You will be spending the night at ABC. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Paradise Garden Guest House
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

    Trek from ABC (4,130m/13,550ft) to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,742ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15 km
    Highest Altitude 4,130m/13,550ft
    Trek Duration 9 hours

    You will wake up early at ABC to see the drawn breaking at Annapurna ranges. If you love photography, it is a perfect chance to capture this beautiful moment with your lens. After breakfast, you will retrace your steps to Sinuwa, passing Machhapuchhare Base Camp on the way. The path is downhill, so the trek should be easy.  

    • Overnight stay at a Sinuwa Guest House
    • (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day5

    Trek from Sinuwa (2,360m/7,742ft) to Samrung and drive to Pokhara (850m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 4 hours/ 55km
    Trek Distance 3km
    Highest Altitude 2,360m/7,742ft
    Trek Duration 1 hour

    It will be your last day on the trails. You will start descending through the same path that took you to Annapurna Base Camp to reach Samrung. From Samrung, we will drive you to Pokhara. Your trek ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is also known as the tourist capital of Nepal, and you have plenty of ways to spend your day here.

    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

Cost includes

  • Accommodations: 4 nights in trek regions Sinuwa (2N), Deurali, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), (Generally, twin sharing room)
  • Transport from Pokhara to Samrung (journey start) and Samrung to Pokhara (trek end)
  • All standard meals (5 Lunches, 4 Dinners, and 5 Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government-licensed English Speaking trek leader/guide and porters to help trekkers with luggage. (1 porter for every 2 trekkers). Per trekker weight limit is 18 kg
  • Guides and porters' costs (their salary, lodging, meals, insurance, transportation, and other necessary equipment)
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Rescue operation arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking certificate of appreciation after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu after the trek

What is excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport-USD 50 for a 30-day stay
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Excess luggage charges (limit is 9kg per trekker), one porter for every two trekkers
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodations, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses (boiled/bottled water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, shopping, snacks, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Additional costs or delays caused due to circumstances beyond our control, for example, bad weather conditions, landslides, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All costs and expenses not listed in the "cost includes" section above

Equipment Checklist

You will need different equipment, gear, and clothing for this trek according to the season you choose to trek. However, here is a list we have compiled to help you pack for the trip. Remember, it is always better to travel light, and we encourage you to bring only the essentials to the trek. If you do not have space to store your extra items, you can store your luggage at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat, or a wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries



Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Face/body wipes
  • Sunglasses with UV protection



Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

 

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

 

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

 

Essential gear

  • Thermal bottle
  • Backpack or daypack (size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
  • Trekking pole
  • Water purification
  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush)

 

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Camera
  • Watch
  • Cell phone

 

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and passport photocopies
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Trip Departure Dates

Note to solo travelers:

If you are a solo traveler, please contact us via Call/WhatsApp/Viber at +977-9840055491 or email [email protected] before booking the trip to confirm the departure date.

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Travelers' Review

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Overview

5

Based on the opinion of at least 1115 people.

5 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Aisha

Written Feb 19 , 2023

A few of my friends and I went on a memorable Annapurna Base Camp short trek organized by Discovery World Trekking. The entire process, from planning and preparation to the actual trek, was flawlessly handled by Paul. He provided us with all the necessary information well in advance.

 

Our guide did an exceptional job of acquainting us with the trek and the daily routes before we set off, as well as every morning. He took special care to accompany the slowest member of our group, offering encouragement and ensuring that nobody was left behind. This quality truly exemplifies his greatness as a guide and as an individual.

 

I would like to express my gratitude to the entire DWT team, including our incredibly helpful porters, for providing us with such an incredible experience.

Francesca

Written Nov 27 , 2022

The ABC short trek was undoubtedly the most memorable experience of the year for me, and I was fortunate enough to embark on it alongside two of my closest friends. Since we reside in different cities, we had to make separate flight arrangements to and from Nepal. However, thanks to Paul and his team, everything was meticulously taken care of. We are truly grateful for their prompt responsiveness and flexibility in customizing our trip to suit our specific needs.

 

Our guide and porter were absolutely fantastic! They possessed extensive knowledge, were friendly, kind-hearted, and always ensured that our every need was met. We also appreciate their ability to make necessary adjustments along the way, considering our pace and physical condition.

 

With a heart full of joy, we successfully reached the base camp and returned safely. Not to mention, we had an incredible amount of fun, as we believe that enjoyment is of utmost importance. This journey has left an indelible mark on our memories, and we can't wait to start planning our next adventure soon. Without hesitation, we highly recommend Discovery World Trekking for anyone seeking assistance with their travels in Nepal. Namaste!

 

 

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Beckham

Jan 29 , 2024

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp was an unforgettable experience! I am really glad I choose Discovery World Trekking for this trek. The short trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and the surrounding landscapes. I am really thankful to my guides and porters who helped me during the trek when I was having difficulty trekking.

The trail is well-maintained and suitable for trekkers of all levels. The hospitality of the locals along the way adds a special charm to the journey. The sunrise at Annapurna Base Camp is a sight to behold, worth every step of the trek. Highly recommended for anyone seeking adventure and natural beauty!

Timothy

Jan 18 , 2024

Annapurna Base Camp short trek exceeded all my expectations! Thank you Discovery World Trekking for helping me accomplish my dream trek. How do I even explain it? The scenery is simply mesmerizing, with towering peaks, lush forests, and charming villages dotting the route. Thanks to my guide for explaining everything about the place. It was awesome.

The trail is manageable even for novice trekkers, with plenty of tea houses offering cozy accommodation and hearty meals. The camaraderie among fellow trekkers creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the journey. Annapurna Base Camp itself is a true gem, with panoramic views that will leave you speechless. A must-do trek for anyone visiting Nepal!

4.9

Based on the opinion of at least 163 people in the Travel & Vacation Category.

4.9 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Joseph

JM

Jan 16, 2023

During our brief trek to the base camp, we were fortunate enough to behold the awe-inspiring vistas of the magnificent Annapurna range. The journey, spanning a week and a few extra days, took us along enchanting trails that offered breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains.

 

Our office outing to Annapurna Base Camp was expertly arranged and coordinated by Discovery World Trekking. Their exceptional service and highly skilled team made the trip an outstanding experience. Our guide, a humble and considerate individual, genuinely cared for our well-being and attended to our every need. I am already looking forward to my next adventure with them!

Angie

US

Apr 23, 2023

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Nepal with my friends, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience. The local people exude warmth and hospitality, and the natural beauty of the place is truly awe-inspiring. Being surrounded by mountains brings a deep sense of serenity. To embark on our trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, we opted to enlist the services of Discovery World Trekking in Nepal, and it turned out to be an extraordinary adventure.

 

Paul, the owner, had already furnished us with comprehensive details of the trek through email. He is an amiable individual whom you can rely on for gathering information about the area or organizing a trek for you. Once we began our trek, we were accompanied by a great guide.

 

His boundless energy and cheerful demeanor were truly remarkable. This trek has left an indelible impression on my memories, with its breathtaking trails, captivating natural beauty, snow-capped peaks, and diverse flora and fauna. I wholeheartedly applaud the entire team and would highly recommend this company to everyone. Cheers! :)

 

 

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