Starting point: Kathmandu
Ending point: Pokhara
Duration: 8 days
Best Seasons: Sept-Dec, Feb-May
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Max. Elevation: 4,310m
Are you guys thinking to make it up to Annapurna Base Camp at the lap of Annapurna Massif but with less frame of time in your pocket i.e. only 8 days? If such is the case, then we at Nature Explore Trek have a provision of 8 days short and sweet trip package towards Annapurna Base Camp.
FYI: In the total of only 10 days you can make this trip happen, including your both arrival and departure days to and from Nepal, the most beautiful country in the world.
The short trek to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most walks in the world. One can witness few of that eight thousander, towering peaks –for an easy-moderate trek, this is unbelievable! The mesmerizing Annapurna massif includes the world’s tenth highest peaks. This intimidating aura apart, the short trek to ABC holds several riches for the mountain lovers as well as nature enthusiast.
Our short trek ABC gets started with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, from where the trek commences. Trekking continues to Annapurna encompasses through Jhinu, Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali so that we can finally reach at Annapurna Base camp via Machhapuchre Base Camp and the same way while returning from base camp.
a. Reaching our destination, the Annapurna Base Camp.
b. Magnificent views of Himalayas and glaciers.
c. Authentic Gurung Settlements of Chomrong and Ghandruk en route.
d. A holy dip at Jhinu, Natural Hot spring.
Kathmandu Arrival. Our airport representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel. Our trekking team will meet you at the hotel and explain all detail itinerary of Annapurna Short Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After early morning breakfast in Kathmandu, you’ll start 6-7 hours of drive to Pokhara on a tourist bus. You go through several villages, a roaring river and beautiful scenario on your way to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.
- Breakfast, Lunch
Our Annapurna Short trek starts on day 3 officially. After 2 hours of short drive to Nayapul, we start our trekking from Nayapul. During our hike to Ulleri, we pass many local villages, teahouses, suspension bridges, and rolling hills. Nayapul to Ulleri takes roughly 5-6 hours of walk. Overnight at Lodge.
We walk in the forest area most of the day. You have a chance to observe many birds and rare wild animals. If you come in the spring season, you’ll see a glimpse of rhododendron flowers. After 5 hours of walk, you’ll reach Ghorepani for an overnight stay.
- Tea House
It takes one hour of walk from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Poon Hill is famous for mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view. You can observe the magnificent view of the Himalayas like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and all Annapurna Ranges. After having a good time at Poon Hill, we take a hike to Tadapani for an overnight stay. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Tadapani.
- Tea House
After early morning breakfast, you’ll descend to Jhinu Danda. The trail will be little steeply, which offers the best view of the Annapurna region. After reaching Jhinu Dada, you can take a bath in a natural hot spring on the bank of Modi river. You’ll have a chance to explore the village rest of the time. Overnight stay at Jhinu Danda.
- Tea House
On the 7th day of our trek, we will walk mostly downhill and cross several rivers, fields on the way to Pothana. From the trail, we can enjoy the incredible views of high mountains. It takes 6-7 hours to reach Pothana from Jhinu Danda.
In the early morning, you can enjoy the sunrise over the mountains from Pothana. We descend to Phedi through beautiful Dhampush village. We take a short drive to spend a beautiful night in Pokhara city. It takes about 3-5 hours to reach Pokhara. We will enjoy the last day of the trek at Pokhara. Your trek ends here.
- Breakfast, Lunch
- Airport peak and drop.
- Three start hotel in Kathmandu on arrival B/B
- Two-night hotel in Pokhara before trek and after trek B/B
- Kathmandu –Pokhara by Tourist bus
- Three times meal on trek (breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
- Hot drinks (tea or coffee)
- Fresh fruit after dinner every day.
- Drive from Pokhara to Naya pool by car /Jeep /Bus depend on group size
- Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basis rooms. Best available in town)
- Experience English speaking guide
- Sporting staff (porter) every two people one porter ( porter carry 25kg)
- All the Annapurna conservations entrance fee.
- TIM’s car.
- All necessary required documents for the trip from Nepal Gov.
- After trip end Pokhara –Kathmandu tourist bus service
- Duffle bag (refundable after trek)
- Down Jacket for a cold place (Refundable after trek )
- Nature Explore Trek T-shirt as a gift
- Medical Kitbag
- Treated drinking water
- All the Gov. Vat Tax, services
- International air ticket( Home to Home)
- personal insurance(encase for emergency only)
- personal trekking gear
- lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Extra cold drinks
- Personal expenses like use internet, extra snacks, laundry, buttery charges etc…
- Above mentions in Itinerary if you stay in longer or use more services in the mountain.
- Tipping to staff
Had another excellent trip with Dinesh this past MarchDs Wilson Berkeley, California At 2019-02-22 00:14:00
These guys are really great. They are honest, organized and trustworthy. I strongly recommend them for your trip to Nepal
They took great care of our 2 year old!Sherine Rassoul At 2019-02-22 00:15:00
We just came back from a trip to Nepal to do the Poon Hill trek with Nature Explore and it was absolutely wonderful! first of all we started planning since May (we travelled in November) and i contacted many travel agents because i was very scared since we were going to trek with our 2 year old toddler. Nature Explore was the only agency that actually answered all my questions clearly and assuringly (instead of just replying with the formula copy/paste answer) they were very attentive and patient and happily answered every single small silly question i had! They were the best priced and i was very happy with all the hotels and lodges they put us in, Bharat was our go to person and he was more than accommodating to our every need! he even gladly entertained our 2 year old and packed him fruits by himself which i found to be a blessing! He is extremely knowledgable in mountaineering and was always ready and patient and fun to be around! I was amazed at their generosity, they only charged my husband and i for a double room but actually always booked us the family room or triple room for our child! they even paid for all his food even when we insisted that we pay!!! i'm not saying that they will do the same with you (and honestly i don't think they should since they charged less than other agencies to begin with) but i just want to highlight their extreme willingness to please and accomodate. when was the last time someone offered you free stuff?! I would highly recommend them and i would definitely do our next trek in Nepal with them! Show less
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