Are you willing to opt for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek but are laid back due to the constraint of time? If yes, then World Alpine Treks brings a 9-day trekking package at your service, which is also famous as Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a revised version of the 14-day standard Annapurna Base Camp Trek package. Both treks are similar except for the fact that the days are reduced to a short trek by opting for a journey to/from Pokhara via flight rather than through the roadways.
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is undeniably a fruitful journey that caters you to all the fantastic features of the Annapurna region of Nepal. The journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara city. As soon as you land at the Pokhara airport, you will be transferred to Jhinu Dada, the place from where you will commence your actual trekking journey. In the initial phase, the trail goes through a lush landscape with jovial villages and farmlands.
The trail further extends to Annapurna Base Camp via the villages of Sinuwa and Deurali. At the base camp, you can appreciate the eye-catching beauty of mountains that rise tall one over the other in an alluring manner. Also, known as Annapurna Sanctuary, you can get close to views of mountains like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Mt. Nilgiri, and many other peaks in the Annapurna range. From the base camp, you make your return journey to Kathmandu via Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, and back to Pokhara to catch a flight. At Jhinu Danda, you can enjoy a hot water bath at the natural hot water springs there.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is much more than this. You can explore the ethnic villages and get a wide range of knowledge about people, their culture, customs, and lifestyle. The hospitality that you will receive from the locals is truly an inspiring experience. The spring – March to May can be the best time to visit this place with flower blossoms and a vibrant environment. However, autumn, i.e., September to October, is also the best time to opt for this journey.
If you prefer the best and shortest treks in Nepal, you have Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek, Annapurna Short Trek, or Everest Base Camp Short Trek as well-known alternate options.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Today, we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi highway for around six to seven hours to Pokhara. We pass through some amazing landscapes throughout the journey. In the first half portion, we will be able to get some stunning views of the Trishuli River along with hills and villages. In the second half, the countryside landscape and the greenery will keep you engaged. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can walk down the lakeside and enjoy some fascinating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
From Pokhara, we take short a drive for around 2:30 hours to Jhinu Danda. It is the actual starting point of our trekking journey. We follow the trail that goes through Chomorong. This is a beautiful village inhabited by the people of the Gurung community. It is considered a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. One can enjoy the great hospitality of the Gurung people here. From Chomorong, we further descend down through the stone-paved stairs and cross a long suspension bridge over the Chomorong River, and we then climb up a rocky trail until we reach the village of Sinuwa. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Sinuwa. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Leaving Sinuwa, walk along the forested area to Kuldahar. There is a check post of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project here. From here, we continue our descent down to Dovan and follow a damp trail that passes through the thick forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. As we move ahead, we open up to the Hotel Himalaya with inspiring views of a glacial lake that flows down to the valley. From here, we ascend up to a historical place – Hinku Cave. It is a camping site for the climbers trying to ascent Annapurna I. We then descend down through an undulating path to Deurali. Tonight, we are staying at a guesthouse/lodge in Deurali. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
As we leave Deurali, we descent down to a glacial river and walk towards Macchapucchhre Base Camp, Leaving Macchapucchhre Base Camp, we head towards Annapurna Base Camp, enjoying the magnificent views of Macchapucchre Himal, Annapurna Hima, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli. We enter through the natural gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary and ascend up until we reach the Annapurna Base Camp. As we open up to the base camp, we will be able to get some astonishing views of a valley surrounded by grand peaks in the Annapurna range and glaciers. It is a perfect sight to fade away the tiredness of walking to the base camp all week long. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Annapurna Base Camp. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Early in the morning, we wake up for the sunrise view over the mountains in the Annapurna range. Then we step towards Annapurna Sanctuary for splendid views of the mountains. After relishing the views of the mountains, we bid the base camp goodbye. We take a long and steep descent down to Bamboo. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Bamboo. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today, we will be headed to Jhinu Danda. It is a beautiful settlement in that area famous for its natural hot springs. As we leave Bamboo, we follow an undulating path that goes up and down. At first, we hike up to Chomorong and make a descent down to Jhinu Danda. From Jhinudada, we take a vehicle that will take us to Pokhara. Tonight, we are staying at a Hotel in Pokhara. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Concluding our trip, we drove back via the same route along the Prithvi highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we are staying at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
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