Short Annapurna Trek
Annapurna Region, Nepal
Annapurna Region, Nepal
Annapurna Base Camp trek is a shorter version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek that goes around the Annapurna massif, central Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp trek follows an easy trail, climbing to an altitude of 4131m. The highlights of the trek are spectacular mountain views from Poonhill, Gurung villages, hot springs in Jhinu danda and incredible views along the route and from the Annapurna Base Camp.
This Annapurna Base Camp trek takes between 7 to 12 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, starting from Nayapul and travelling north up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint at Poon Hill. As you steadily ascend up, the mountains of Himchuli and Annapurna South come into view in the horizon. The path finally comes across moraines and takes us to Annapurna Sanctuary from where you will witness great views of the Annapurna peaks.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 11-DAY SHORT ANNAPURNA TREK…
And, to experience Nepal’s mountain scenery and its ethnic culture.
Short Annapurna Trek The Annapurna Circuit is typically rated as one of the "top 20" trekking experiences worldwide. This tour is a shorter version of the full circuit and is ideal for those wishing to experience Nepal’s mountain scenery and experience its ethnic culture within a short time.
Kathmandu – Pokahra – Annapurna Trek – Chitwan National Park
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 1 – Arrive
Kathmandu Meet and greet on arrival. After a warm reception, our representative will escort you to your hotel for 2 nights stay.
The origin of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has seen an interesting past. From a wooden rest house on the Indo-Tibet trade route it became a hippy destination and the next two decades, a starting point for trekkers and mountaineers. In recent times, it has become a destination for the rich who also wish to have a glimpse of the Himalayas. They travel by helicopter, car and foot but with one ultimate aim; to see the unrivalled beauty of the Himalayas.
Hyatt Regency – Stupa View (Nil)
Day 2 – Tour
Kathmandu Begin your comprehensive tour of Kathmandu with your private guide and driver. You will tour the Kathmandu city and the surrounding areas. Later in the afternoon, visit Patan, one of 3 royal cities in the valley and a destination for connoisseurs of fine arts.
Hyatt Regency – Stupa View (B)
Day 3 – Transfer
Pokhara Today we drive to Pokhara. The beauty of Pokhara lies in its panoramic views with its northern skyline offering views of some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas. The most dramatic view being the perfect pyramid of Mt Machhapuchhare that looms high above Pokhara, reflected in the placid waters of Phewa Tal.
Tiger Mountain Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 04 – Explore
Dhampus Trek The trek to Dhampus starts from Phedi village, a 30 mins drive from Pokhara. The trail is easy going, shadowed by trees with sounds of chirping birds and from clear opening, distant views of snowy mountains of Annapurna range.
Trekking lodge – 5,800 ft (B, L, D)
Day 05 – Explore
Landrung Trek A typical trekking day is of about 5-6 hours with short breaks at teahouses for tea or snacks that you carry in your day pack. The pleasure of trekking is in finding surprises; seeing a beautiful bird, meeting people enroute or viewing high mountains through the clouds.
Trekking lodge – 5,400 ft (B, L, D)
Day 06 – Explore
Ghandrung Trek The Ghandrung is a popular trekking destination and one of the largest Gurung settlements in Western Nepal. Located at just above 2,000 meters, the highlight of this beautiful village lies in its great views.
Trekking lodge – 6,400 ft (B, L, D)
Day 07 – Transfer
Pokhara We take an easy walk descending to the Pokhara-Baglung highway. Then drive to Pokhara and check in your hotel for a well deserved rest.
Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 08 – Transfer
Chitwan National Park After a leisurely breakfast, take a private transfer to Chitwan National Park. After lunch, set off on your afternoon elephant-back safari that generally takes around two and half hours.
Tiger Tops – 3,000 ft (B, L, D)
Day 09 – Safari
Chitwan National Park Early this morning you will be woken up for your morning safari. You will mount your elephants and swing gently off through the undergrowth, watching as the jungle come alive with the sunrise, tracking the events of the previous night. After breakfast you will have time to explore the village with our naturalist guide.
Tiger Tops – (B, L, D)
Day 10 – Transfer
Kathmandu Transfer to Kathmandu and take a private guided tour to the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, a holy structure with eyes that watch over Kathmandu. Later take a leisurely walk through Thamel Street and observe everyday life. It provides a better understanding of the local people and their culture.
Yak & Yeti hotel (B)
Day 11 – Depart
Kathmandu Morning at leisure and then transfer to the Kathmandu airport for your onward journey.
Make this your holiday
Getting There Kathmandu has an international airport and is easily accessed via flights with Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Lufthansa. On arrival, you can exchange your money at a bank just before immigration. Nearby is the visa counter where you can pay for your visa if you haven't got one already. While departing, for an international flight check-in at least two hours before departure, if not earlier as the counter gets busy during high season.
When to go Nepal like the rest of the Gangetic plains has four seasons. The winter in the Himalayas is cold but beginning February, the weather gets warmer and trekkers find forests full of rhododendrons and other flowers in bloom. The heat wave runs through May until the monsoon finally arrives in mid-June. But in September, when the rains stop, the weather is balmy, the air is crisp and the sky is clear; it is the most perfect time to visit Nepal. Visitors, trekkers and mountaineers are rewarded with gorgeous uninterrupted views of the high Himalayas.