Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

A short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, within 5 days to and from beautiful Pokhara, an adventure of great express feat that can be done only in and around Annapurna Himalaya. Annapurna base camp and the sanctuary trek, one of the most unique places on earth where one can walk within a short time in the heart of the world 10th highest mountains.

Mt. Annapurna towers high at 8,091 m and 26,545 feet high, the first 8,000-meter mountain climbed by French Expedition way back on June 3rd, 1950, three years before Mt. Everest was summited by Tenzing and Hillary. A great massive Annapurna Himalaya, with a glorious history that makes one of the most sought adventure destinations in the whole Himalaya, where trekkers can take various types of challenges.

Besides normal and standard trekking itinerary from scenic Pokhara of more than a week duration to Annapurna base camp and back, where one can cover in a short distance of time in less than a week. Annapurna base camp trek in 4 nights, 5 days takes an amazing feat, trekkers need to be in good physical shape with sound medical health to take the challenge within less than a week. The fast and furious adventure starts with an exciting drive to the foothills of Annapurna Himalaya within low warm sub-tropical paddy farm villages, and then climb towards high hills past Jhinu and large lovely Chomrong village.

Chomrong the gateway to scenic Annapurna sanctuary and base camp as well the last permanent village populated by Gurung the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya range interwoven to Buddhism and the ancient culture of Bon worship. From Chomrong with few downs and more uphill to enter Modi River gorge covered in the dense forest of pines, rhododendron trees with some bamboo stalks following the river upstream right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp located at the end of the spectacular sanctuary enclosed within an amphitheater of high snow-capped peaks, Annapurna-I, A-II, A-III, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang (VaraShikar) Huinchuli, Gangapurna, Tent peaks, Singu Chuli, and majestic North Face of Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail peak.

Enjoy a fantastic panorama of the mountain range that surrounds you at Annapurna base camp, and then slowly head towards green forested river gorge to reach back on a road-head. For an interesting drive to Pokhara, after a glorious experience and adventure on Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.


Trek Overview

Trekking Mode:      Hotel in Pokhara and local tea-house, lodge on treks.

Trekking Grade:      Moderate to extreme Adventurous walks.

Highest altitude:     At Annapurna base camp 4, 130 m / 13, 549 feet high.

Trek duration:         4 Nights / 5 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara with drives both ways)



Best Season for 5 Days Annapurna BC Trek: 

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek for nearly all months of the year, however, the best time is during the spring season from March to May and autumn/fall to pre-winter months from September to early December. Springtime with fine clear weather most of the days, cool morning and night time with wildflowers in the season like rhododendron the national flower of Nepal. Can be a cloudy afternoon with some rain and snowfall sometime around high altitude.

Next best months from September to early December during autumn and pre-winter seasons, where days are clear and fine for pleasant walks as well for a scenic panorama of white snow peaks. However a very cold morning and at night time.


Short Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: From Pokhara drive near Jhinu walk to Sinuwa Danda 2,680 m- 07 hrs.

Day 02: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3, 800 m – 07 hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m and to Deurali 3,170 m – 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m – 05 hrs.

Day 05: Trek for 3 hours to the road head and drive to Pokhara-03 hrs.

Details Itinerary

Detail Itinerary:

 Day 01: From Pokhara drive near Jhinu walk to Sinuwa Danda 2,680 m- 07 hrs.

Start the short Annapurna base camp trek with an exciting and scenic drive of few hours, from beautiful Pokhara a renowned tourist destination of Nepal and probably in the whole Himalaya region.

A city is full of scenic beauty located on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya and serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes, as the drive takes you beyond the Pokhara valley to rural farm villages to reach on the foothills.

On reaching the starting point of the trek, where the adventure begins crossing a bridge to Jhinu village, with a long climb of few hours to reach at large Chomrong village, having a short refreshing stop carry on trekking down to a river and uphill to overnight stop at Sinuwa Danda, a place with few simple nice lodges.

Day 02: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3, 800 m - 07 hrs.

From this hill and small settlement walk on a gradual path into dense tree lines of tall rhododendron, pines, and oaks with short descend to reach the Modi River gorge at a place called Bamboo amidst thick bamboo grooves.

After a short rest continue uphill walk past Dovan and Himalaya hotel to reach Deurali where tree lines drop for smaller bush and shrubs, as route leads further with steep up to Machhapuchare Base Camp, in short MBC located just beneath the towering North West Face of Machhapuchare Himal.

The famous Fish-Tail, a mountain with twin summit tops appears a shape of a fishtail, a lovely spot 4-5 good simple lodge for an overnight stop. Which is also the start of scenic Annapurna Sanctuary. Enjoy overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge facing views of Fish Tail and Annapurna-I towards west direction.

Day 03:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m and to Deurali 3,170 m - 06 hrs. 

Morning short walk of few hours to reach Annapurna base camp our final goal and highlights of the adventure. As climb starts for less than an hour to enter Annapurna Sanctuary. Located on a plateau surrounded by an array of white snow peaks on both side of the trail and then eventually reach a beautiful spot at Annapurna base camp.

The highest point of the trek and a picturesque place within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers enclosed within a towering mountain range with Annapurna-I that rises above the base camp.

Enjoy a hearty lunch with a refreshing break in the backdrop of fantastic mountain scenery, afternoon walk back to MBC, and then down to Deurali for an overnight stop.      

Day 04: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m - 05 hrs.

From Deurali on leaving the sanctuary heading back into dense green vegetation and tall tree lines entering into a gorge to follow Modi River downstream towards Bamboo. At bamboo for a possible lunch stop and then continue to walk with a short climb and then on a gradual winding path to Sinuwa Danda.

After Sinuwa down to Chomrong river and then climb on stone steps to an overnight halt at Chomrong, where you can find much better facilities than previous overnight stops. At Chomrong with time to explore this nice large village populated by Gurung people the main hill tribe of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal with impressive Buddhist culture, as well worships ancient cult known as the Bon sect of pre-Buddhism.

Day 05: Trek for 3 hours to the road head and drive to Pokhara-03 hrs.

Our last day walk of few hours to reach a road head for a drive back to scenic Pokhara city, morning begins with short ups and then down to Jhinu village a place with a natural hot spring near the village.

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