Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days Itinerary and Price
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek has always been one of the top bucket list things for travelers around the world. The adventure and trekking experience this trek offers is unlike any other trekking package in the Himalayas. Whether you do a short Annapurna base camp trek or a long Annapurna base camp trekking, the adventure is never less or more. Of course, a long itinerary gives you the opportunity to spend more time in the mountains, but short trekking is also equally incredible.
Spend 5 days within the Annapurna Conservation Area, mapping its rugged trails and diverse vegetation. The trail goes through beautiful villages resided by different ethnic groups. The interactions with the locals and glimpses of their culture make the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek even more fascinating. You will be exploring the dense forests of rhododendron, pine, bamboo, etc. There are gorgeous waterfalls, terraced fields, hanging bridges, and streams along the way.
As the short Annapurna base camp trek is a journey in the famous Annapurna region, you always have the option to extend the trip to destinations like Ghorepani village & Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, or Manang and Annapurna Circuit if you wish. During the short ABC trek, one of our English-speaking licensed mountain guides will accompany you. He will assure your safety, help you mingle with the villagers, and give you a deep insight into the region.
If we talk about the mountain views durn the short Annapurna trek, then you will witness stunning views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m) . Likewise, the trek also presents diverse landscapes. The trail ascends and descends via rough woodlands. And you'll cross an old avalanche area just before reaching Annapurna base camp (4,130 m). The overall 5 days short Annapurna base camp trek experience is incredible and leaves you with lifelong memories.
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Where is the Annapurna Base Camp?
The Annapurna base camp trek which is also known as ABC trek. Annapurna base camp is located in Kaski district at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) above sea level. It lies in the Annapurna conservation area of Nepal. The Annapurna base camp is layed at the foot of the Annapurna Himalayans, specifically at the southern base of Annapurna I, which is the tenth highest mountain in the world.
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Autumn (Sept – Nov)
Autumn is the most popular season for the short Annapurna base camp trek due to the favorable weather conditions. The skies are generally clear, providing excellent visibility of the mountains and landscapes. The weather is mild and stable, with warm days and cool nights, making it ideal for trekking. This is also the peak trekking season in Nepal, so the trail can be busy with many trekkers. . During the daytime, temperatures in these lower regions can range from around 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). In the evenings and early mornings, temperatures can drop to around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). As you ascend to higher elevations, the temperatures decrease. During the daytime, temperatures can range from around 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F). In the evenings and early mornings, temperatures can drop significantly, often reaching freezing point or below, with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F).
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Winter (Dec- Feb)
Winter is considered the off-season for the short Annapurna base camp trek, but it is still possible to trek during this time. There may be snowfall, especially in the higher elevations, making the trail more challenging. The views are generally clear, and the trail is less crowded. It's important to be well-prepared with proper winter clothing and gear for trekking in the cold conditions. The weather is cold, especially at higher altitudes, and temperatures can drop below freezing point. During the daytime, temperatures in the lower regions can range from around 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F). In the evenings and early mornings, temperatures can drop to around 0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F). In the higher elevations, the daytime, temperatures can range from around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). In the evenings and early mornings, temperatures can fall well below freezing, often ranging from -10°C to -5°C (14°F to 23°F) or even lower.
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Spring (March- May)
Spring is one of the best seasons for the short Annapurna base camp trek. The weather is generally mild and pleasant, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. The rhododendron forests along the trail are in full bloom during this time, adding vibrant colors to the scenery. The days are longer, allowing for more trekking time. However, the trail can be busier with more trekkers, especially during April and May. During the daytime, temperatures in lower elevations can range from around 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). In the evenings and early mornings, temperatures can drop to around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). Likewise, as you ascend to the higher elevations, during the daytime, temperatures can range from around 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). In the evenings and early mornings, temperatures can drop further, often reaching 0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F).
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Monsoon (June to August)
The monsoon season in Nepal brings heavy rainfall and can make the trail conditions challenging for the short Annapurna base camp trek. The trail becomes slippery and muddy, and there is a higher risk of landslides and avalanches. Cloud cover and rain may obstruct the views of the mountains and landscapes. Trekking during this season is not recommended for beginners or those seeking clear mountain views, but it can be a quieter time on the trail. During the daytime, temperatures in lower elevations can range from around 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). In the evenings and early mornings, temperatures can drop to around 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). In the higher elevations, during the daytime, temperatures can range from around 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). In the evenings and early mornings, temperatures can drop further, often ranging from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F).
Important Notes for 5 days Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
- Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash
- It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage
- You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
- Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
- If you want to return back to Pokhara from the 5 days Short Annapurna base camp trek by helicopter, you will be charged with extra costs around 500$.
- Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
- 5 days Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
- You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
- We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
Why Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Us?
Welcome Nepal Treks have a strong reputation for their experience and expertise in organizing treks in the Annapurna region. We will provide a knowledgeable and experienced guides who can provide valuable insights, ensure your safety, and enhance your trekking experience. We offer customizable trekking packages, allowing you to tailor your itinerary based on your preferences, available time, and fitness level. Welcome Nepal Treks provide comprehensive support and handle logistics throughout the trek. This include arranging necessary permits, accommodations, meals, transportation, and other logistical aspects, freeing you to focus on enjoying the trek without worrying about the administrative details. Welcome Nepal Treks have received positive reviews and recommendations from previous trekkers who were satisfied with our services. You can search for online reviews or ask for recommendations from fellow trekkers or travel communities to ascertain the agency's reputation.