Annapurna Short Trek, as the name depicts, it is the shortest trek possible to the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you along dramatic scenery with astonishing views of mountains on sight. The highest point of this trek is Sarangkot, the most cherished travel destination in the Annapurna region. It offers gorgeous views of sunrise and sunset amidst the snow-clad mountains. Seeing the golden rays fall over the glittering white snow in the mountains is indeed a reviving experience. You can feel the peace within nature and your heart. Spending some quality time with views of mountains in Sarangkot is a kind of meditation that any nature lover would seek.
Annapurna Short trek starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you walk along with a lush environment to the Australian Base Camp. The trail further extends to Sarangkot from where you can get some impressive views of mountains like Annapurna Himal, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, etc. At Sarangkot, you can enjoy some adventure activities as well. It is the starting point for various adventure activities available in Pokhara like paragliding, zip flyer, etc. from Sarangkot, and you return to Pokhara. You can enjoy the lakeside of Pokhara for a while and retrace your journey back to Kathmandu.
Annapurna Short Trek is a five days’ journey that is suitable for the trekkers with the constraint of time. You will be able to applaud the glory of Annapurna massif in the shortest time possible. This trek is suitable for anyone from any age group. It is an escape from your hectic schedule to a relaxing environment. All you can seek is fun. World Alpine Trek offers this five days’ journey to make your holidays a memorable experience. So, are you ready for this beautiful journey? We have other options for treks in the Annapurna region if you are looking for a more extended stay in Nepal. Do not forget to go through Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. It may justify your search for a suitable trek.
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 at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Catch a flight to Pokhara, and you will land at the airport in Pokhara. From Pokhara airport, we take a short drive to Phedi. It is the actual start point of our trekking journey. From Phedi, we start walking along a lush landscape to the Australian Base Camp. On the way, we pass some interesting villages like Dhampus. During the entire walk, we will be blessed with magnificent views of hills, lush forests, and charming villages. Upon arrival in Australian Base Camp, we will be able to relish some sparkling views of mountains like Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Macchapucchre Himal, and other mountains in the range. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Australian Base Camp. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Early in the morning, we enjoy our breakfast and continue our walk towards Sarangkot. It is a beautiful viewpoint above Pokhara that offers some incredible views of mountains and Pokhara valley. It is also the starting point for the adventure activities like paragliding and zip flyer. Leaving the Australian base camp, we walk through a forested area and descend down slightly to Naudanda. From Naudanda, we pass different settlement areas with beautiful views of Pokhara valley on sight. Upon arrival, we relish some glorious views of mountains and stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Sarangkot for the night. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Sarangkot is also a popular sunrise/ sunset viewpoint. We wake up early and catch a sunrise view amidst the towering mountains in Annapurna massif. After that, we enjoy the breakfast at our guesthouse and descend down to Pokhara valley through a lush trail. You also have an option to try any of the adventure activities like paragliding or zip flyer to get down to Pokhara and go for a sightseeing tour in Pokhara. But it is under your own cost and choice. From Pokhara, you will be transferred to the Pokhara airport. You catch a flight back to Kathmandu, and in the evening, you will find yourselves resting on your bed in the hotel. Tonight at the 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)