Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

Trip CostUS$ 580 (Per Person)
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15People In Group
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8 Days Annapurna base camp treks could be a perfect trip for trekkers who would have a short time to explore the Himalaya with Alpine Ramble Treks. This trekking route is one of the most extraordinary and highly praised trekking routes in Annapurna region.  This trek offers excellent mountains view of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin: Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Gangapurna (7454m) Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) (6997m).

Short Annapurna base camp trek is an exciting journey to explore a varied cultural, landscapes and rural traditional farm villages. People in Annapurna region is inhabited by Gurung and Magar community. They are very friendly with nice hospitality.  It is one of the most beautiful treks passing through the diverse ethnic group's culture and verify vegetation forest and wildlife.

The Starting Point of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The  Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic drive or flight to Pokhara and short drive to Nayapul, this is a starting and ending point of our trek. The trail leads us upstream the Modi River valley through the traditional farm villages with marvelous mountains view of Annapurna range along the way.  As we ascend up to Ghandruk village 1900m offering the fascinating panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and many other snowcaps.Short Annapurna base camp trekking can be done throughout the year with Alpine Ramble Treks.  It is one of the most beautiful treks passing through the diverse ethnic group's culture and verities vegetation forest and wildlife while trekking in this area. 

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Scenic walk through the beautiful valley 
  • Boating at Phew lake in Pokhara
  • Spectacular view of  Annapurna range
  • Reaching Annapurna base camp ( 4100m)
  • Natural Hot spring at Jinu dada

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive.
  • Day 03: Drive Pokhara/Nayapool 1 hrs & trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 4/5 Hrs Walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)- 5/6 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2920m)- 6/7 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m) 5/6 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Bamboo (2,340 m) 6/7 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1755m) 5/6 hrs walk, Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek to Nayapul (1050m/) 4/ 5 hrs walk and 1 hrs Drive to Pokhara (820m), overnight at hotel.
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m) by tourist bus. 7/8 hrs

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.You will be greeted by our official representative at airport and transport to your hotel in Thamel, a tourist place where you could walk through while after having the refresh in evening to prepare some extra stuff for your trip and buying stuff can be managed, Overnight at hotel. Service included: (B)
  • Day 02:Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive.We take an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Prithvi highway by tourist bus. Reaching Pokhara we walk around the beautiful tourist town at lakeside areas, Overnight at hotel. Service included: (B)
  • Day 03:Drive Pokhara/Nayapool 1 hrs & trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 4/5 Hrs Walk, overnight at lodge.After taking breakfast we take a taxi from our hotel to Nayapul about 1-hour drive than few hours trek to Ghandruk which is Largest Gurung settlement of Annapurna region where we could explore tradition and local lifestyle. Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge. Service included: (B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)- 5/6 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.Our day starts after cup of tea with mountain breakfast in the morning, today we ascend about an hour to the Ghandruk top and a steep descent to Kimron Khola(River), and climb up to Chhomrong with the outstanding view of Annapurna south, Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Himchuli and Nilgiri on our way to Chhomrong village. We stay overnight here; Chhomrong is a great place to have one more extra day if you have a time. It is absolutely an amazing place to observe the Mountain View and experience the local lifestyle; it’s situated at the lap of mighty Annapurna south. Service Included: (B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2920m)- 6/7 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.Today, we have an exciting day to walk through the lush forest over stone steps across Chhomrong Khola and then uphill through the deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Bambo and Doban, we take our lunch somewhere before reaching Himalaya, the trails follows continually upwards Modi river and water streaming section in jungle area, as we reach Himalaya, we set up our sleeping bags and down jacket while resting here because it’s quite a cool place, we stay Overnight at Lodge.
    Service Included: (B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m) 5/6 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.After some good breakfast with hot tea than our journey starts towards Machhapuchare base camp than Annapurna base camp, we walk through the narrow gorge Modi Khola glacier valley past the base of Machhapuchhre which ultimately takes us to Annapurna base camp. Walking in this area we will get a good chance to see Annapurna glacier very closed. Making ascend continually towards we see a breathtaking view of surrounding peaks with panoramic mountain view on a backdrop. Reaching Annapurna base camp that we can’t believe it while seeing a 360-degree view from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) and Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. We spend overnight here at Annapurna base camp. Service Included: (B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Trek to Bamboo (2,340 m) 6/7 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.Today we enjoy having a mountain breakfast at our lodge with the stunning sunrise view over the top of the Himalaya, after having some snap and pictures at base camp. Eventually, we trek down to Bamboo following the same trekking trial. We stay overnight at Bambo.
    Service Included: (B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1755m) 5/6 hrs walk, Overnight at lodge.After breakfast at Bambo, we trek to Chomrung following the same trekking path as we followed that while trekking up to Base Camp before. Walk through the jungle while climbing up and down valley crossing the beautiful Gurung village of Sinuw, eventually going down from Sinuwa to River than we across the suspension bridge and start climb up after finishing our climbing few steps that we take a lunch break at Chhomrong village with sensational Mountain View of Annapurna south and Machhapuchare again. After lunch then we continue descending to Jhinu dada and we walk 30 minutes down to Hot spring place and come back to our hotel at Jinu dada and spend overnight there with good meals.
  • Day 09:Trek to Nayapul (1050m/) 4/ 5 hrs walk and 1 hrs Drive to Pokhara (820m), overnight at hotel. Today is eventually our last day of trekking, it’s a short trek down to Nayapool and we take our taxi to Pokhara, spend overnight at hotel
  • Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m) by tourist bus. 7/8 hrs After having our breakfast at the hotel than our driver will drop us at tourist bus station and we take a tourist bus to Kathmandu including WIFI, battery recharge spot and drinking water services in the bus and we stop for few times for toilet and lunch on the way to Kathmandu. reaching Kathmandu we take a good rest and have refresh than time to go to celebrate our successfully completed 8 days Annapurna base camp with the group while having our farewell dinner at the nice restaurant at Thamel.

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in the city.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide and 1porter for 2 trekkers to help the backpack.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the porter and your guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Managment System) 
  • Accommodation 2-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Tea house lodge during the trek
  • Arranged an emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Trekking equipment such as Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.. on return basic
  • Exclusives First aids box.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.   

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
26 April, 2018 03 May, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
29 April, 2018 06 May, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
02 May, 2018 09 May, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
09 May, 2018 16 May, 2018 US $580
16 May, 2018 23 May, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
24 May, 2018 31 May, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
30 May, 2018 06 June, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
01 June, 2018 08 June, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
08 June, 2018 15 June, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
20 June, 2018 27 June, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
14 July, 2018 21 July, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
24 July, 2018 31 July, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
10 August, 2018 17 August, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
23 August, 2018 30 August, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
04 September, 2018 11 September, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
09 September, 2018 16 September, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
19 September, 2018 26 September, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
26 September, 2018 03 October, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
01 October, 2018 08 October, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
06 October, 2018 13 October, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
13 October, 2018 20 October, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
19 October, 2018 26 October, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
24 October, 2018 31 October, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
30 October, 2018 06 November, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
02 November, 2018 09 November, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
10 November, 2018 17 November, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
15 November, 2018 22 November, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
23 November, 2018 30 November, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
28 November, 2018 05 December, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
05 December, 2018 12 December, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed

Clients Reviews

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    Sirapob Mozhu
    Thailand Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Great service!!!

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    Australia Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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    Nikhil-paul
    India Published: Sunday, September 3, 2017

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble Treks strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

8 Days Annapurna short treks is a fantastic trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape in Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.  The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and satisfaction in entire the trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could be greatly helped you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in the mountain is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons, sometime if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, and hot drinks, the Food and Hotel Menu have been fixed by local communities to be the same price for everyone.

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western kinds of meals, you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to eat from the Menu. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of pieces of bread, variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 
a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

Feet 
a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.
b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.

Environment:

Annapurna Base Camp treks embrace the entire Annapurna region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best months for the trekking and hiking into Annapurna Nepal. generally, The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view during the daytime. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble Treks will be provided you the standard level hotels including the morning breakfast. But we also make the reservation as per your requirement. Please let us know if you are interested to stay the hotels are like Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, etc, these hotels are 5 stars and our trip cost would be excluded for 5 stars Hotels in Kathmandu. 

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble Treks Pvt.Ltd. would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your interested and customized trip itinerary at  info@alpineramble.com / alpineramble@gmail.com

Responsible for Tourism

Our dedicated field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like you to follow the important role following below. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides or team members for permission before doing any activities at monasteries, stupa, temples etc. 
c. please support and keep the environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as much as you can.