Short Annapurna Trek

  • 7 reviews
  • 4 Days
Price per personUS$199
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 299
2 - 2 US$ 275
3 - 5 US$ 225
6 - 10 US$ 199
11 - 16 US$ 185
$299 x 1 guests:
$299

Total
$299
Customize My Trip
  • Trip Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty LevelVery Easy
  • Best SeasonMarch/April/May/Jun/ August/ Sep/Oct/Nov
  • Max Altitude3210m

Overview

Short Annapurna trek is an amazing journey in the Annapurna region which literally takes you all the way to Poon hill, Poon hill is one of the most visited places in the Annapurna region of Nepal located at an altitude of 3210 meters from the sea level. However, this short trek has become one of Nepal’s most popular treks, offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the beauty of nature and culture within 4 days of Trek, The captivating short Annapurna trek is designed for those travelers who are keen to explore the Annapurna region in 4 days vacation in Nepal which trek can be done throughout the year without any altitudes sickness risk and exposure. 

The 4 days short Annapurna trek is considered to be an easy hike that can be done by age group of people starting from 5 years to 80 years old, you don’t really have to have physically fit and no previous trekking required. 

Moreover, this trek is undoubtedly an amazing short trip that offers mesmerizing mountains view of the mighty Mount Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,162m), Machhapuchare, Nilgiri, Himchuli and many more, 

You will be rewarded by beautiful mountain all the time, also the unique local culture and traditions of Gurung and Magar people should not be missed along the way, this is trip more than just a trek that enables you to experience and learn an inspiring lifestyle of the friendly people from the mountain.

Our Short Annapurna trek to Poon hill starts from Nayapaaul with a short drive from Pokhara, we will then trek through the rises trail of lush forest and terraced field into the typical local Nepalese traditional villages Gurung and Magar villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk and back to Nayapul them take a private car back to Pokhara, Kathmandu.

This trek is absolutely an astonishing one can do any time of the year but months March, April, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, November, and December are the best months of the year with appropriate weather conditions, be part of the short and sweet trip of life-changing trekking experience with us, we guarantee that your trek with us will surely be a trip of a lifetime with supporting the team from our experienced and friendly mountain guides. 

Correspondingly, if you are looking for a longer trek to explore more of the region then see our following programs of Annapurna.

Short Annapurna base camp trek ( 5/6 Days)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 5 Days 

Everest Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

 

For any concerns and questions about the trip then don’t hesitate to  Contact Us, we are here standing by to help and assist you to make a memorable journey of a lifetime. WhatsApp: +977 9851175531 ( Dil ) 24/7 hrs services.

Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to and from Pokhara
  • visiting beautiful places of Pokhara
  • Explore the Tourist hub Pokhara 
  • panoramic mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges 
  • sunrise view from Poon hill (3210m) 
  • A pleasant hike through the typical local villages and experience the mountain culture

Itinerary

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  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast +Lunch+DINNER
  • 2100m
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • 2810 m
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast +Lunch+Dinner
  • 1900 m
  • 6/7 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch

Trip inclusion

  • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) fee.
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
  • Assistant guide for the group 8 or above
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Private vehicle from Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara by taxi/Jeep/car
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

Dates & Price

Check our available trip departure dates and costs for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 8 Days. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity if the listed are not suitable for you and want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact usfor your customized departure date. Meanwhile, The Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Get in touch for your private trip and dateas per your preferences, we are happy and ready to help you anytime! 

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
16 Jul, 202019 Jul, 2020AvailableUS$199
21 Jul, 202024 Jul, 2020AvailableUS$199
29 Jul, 202001 Aug, 2020AvailableUS$199

Trip Info

Food on Annapurna Base camp

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items are mentioned but officially any of meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high area is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

Water on trek

Annapurna region has many shops or even on tea house you will easily be found the regular bottle of mineral water to buy, also we have plenty of water sources along the way, refilling the water from the random taps or water source is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills. Remember, water is one of the most important factors while trekking such a high altitude and it might be replaced as oxygen – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended.

Accommodation facts on Trek

Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a singles private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 starts hotel booking as well on request.

Annapurna Trek Safety

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Note:During the trek, make sure you are always on the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

In Saftey resonson, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating any trek and tour tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

Packing list for Annapurna trek

The following lists are the essentials trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary cloths and gear for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking sue with spare laces
  • Underwears & Swiming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Water purification tablets/ electric light
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror,
  • Basic personal first aid kit

Transportations on Trek

Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us.we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the requirements documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

FAQs

Yes, a visa is required to enter Nepal except for SAARC and Chinese nationals. One can get a visa at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Two copies of passport-sized photographs are required to get a visa.

Yes, you could choose to own your departure date according to your time and schedule If the published Group Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plan, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary. 

The best season to travel Nepal is Autumn (September, October & November) & Spring (March, April & May). 

The Answer is absolutely safe even for the solo female traveler, who loves to explore Nepal through the reliable team with us, our Alpine Ramble team have been leading many successfully solo female trip in Nepal Himalayas. 

Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by our official representative then transfer to the hotel at Thamel, which is the most interesting tourist hub with many facilities in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.

Yes, we highly recommend that you to buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal, it’s easy and better to purchase the travel insurance in your own country.

Yes, Almost every teahouse have Wifi  Facility on extra Cost in the trek. 

Yes, hot shower will be prepared by the gas shower at your own expenses. normally, we wouldn't prefer to take shower above the 4000 meters hight because of cold situation. 

Yes, upon arrival at Kathmandu then you will get money exchangers and ATM at airport and city area like Thamel, where you could exchange the money in better rates and take enough Nepalese cash by ATM services however as you need.

 Yes, some tea houses available  Laundry services but not everywhere,

You could use the credit card only in cities areas of Nepal, in the mountain areas you can only use the cash and some places they will be accepted accept dollars, Euros, and pounds as well.

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect any mountain climbers, hikers, trekkers, or travelers at high altitudes, normally; it can be suffered above high of 9,000 feet. Acute mountain sickness is caused by reduced air pressure and lowers oxygen levels at high altitudes. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, and return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness before your trek. Do not ignore even the mildest of altitude symptoms, inform your guide, porters or hotel staff immediately. generally, Our guides carry basic medicine and first aid equipment including simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle ache and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting.

It depends on the nature of the sickness. Generally, if you become sick, you will descend to a lower high altitude with the help and support of the staffs. If you are seriously ill, injured etc we will arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation in the mountains. Please ensure you arrange travel insurance that covers you for an evacuation service and trekking at high altitudes.

You will need to carry a good-sized of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings items, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, a fleece jacket and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15kg.

In city areas of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel accommodation will generally include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception, Resturant, and dining services. The level of accommodation is generally Nepalese 3 star and is comfortable and clean. If you require an upgrade of accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, there are many 4 stars and 5-star options at an extra cost. Please let us know if you like high categories hotel service like 5 stars then we will be glad to book for you.

Accommodation in the mountain, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, particularly the higher you get, so your room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. The accommodation is very basic and there will frequently be shared shower and toilet facilities with other trekkers sometime. Every teahouse has a common dining hall offering verities of local and western kind of meals including hot drinks like coffee and any kind of tea in the mountains.

Eventually, almost Every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in Mountain, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Your guide/ porter will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits, and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems), they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Not at all, your meals will be including for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drink during the trek in mountain and it’s a good idea to carry some power bars, cereal bars or other high energy foods with you. Powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration..  

Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our hotel or office. 

Annapurna base camp elevation is 4130 meters 

Reviews

  • Katharina Sartisson - December 10, 2018

    Our trip to Nepal was perfect from the beginning to end! Dil planed everything so well! He has so many contacts to people and many locations to recommend! He was such a helpful tour guide! Also a huge thank you to our trekking guide Dilman and ayush! We had so much fun with them on our trek and it’s just so comfortable to do this experience with a company like alpine ramble! We would always book it through dil again and really recommend it to everyone! It’s such a special and enjoyable time! Thank you guys!!!

     

  • Jeppe Andresen - December 10, 2018

    We were two Danish guys, who scouted the market at Kathmandu. We finally chose Alpine Ramble, due to the offered price and the feeling of willingness from Dil to run the extra mile. Our intuition was right. Our 5 days and 4 nights were planned and completed to the letter. Our guide, Dilman, was knowledgeable and real in his attitude. He loves his job and we have a feeling of not only being treated as customers but as friends of another country. 

    I stayed in tough with Dil and Dilman after the trek and they offered me a farewell-dinner and a taxi to the airport free of charge.

    If you are looking for a trip no matter if it's rafting, trekking etc. and you want no worries of all the practical matter (transport, food, hostel etc.), a firm with real attitude and willingness to do the extra thing for making your experience better (without overselling or too service-minded) and with an affordable price, then I would gladly recommend the firm, Dil the organizer and especially the guide Dilman, who has made my trip a great pleasure.

    I can only say thank you and I hope to see you guys in the future!

  • Philip Wood - October 23, 2018

    I have trekked with Dil as guide in Nepal. The first in 2014 was the Annapurna region. It was obvious early that he was an experienced leader, well informed and explaining the trek clearly. He was both caring and considerate. The day I was too crook to walk, he quickly arranged transport with a local jeep. When private space was needed, he provided it. I had no concern about my first ascent above 5000 m with his good advice.
    Dil is well informed about Nepal. He is from a mountain village and loves showing others the majesty of the Himalaya. He communicates well, is friendly and fun. At the start of both walks, he said that we will walk as a family. We did, but quickly became good friends.
    Next time in Nepal, I will walk with Dil and his team.

     

  • Kalaivanan S - September 27, 2018

    “It was my first time in Nepal for trekking, found Alpine Ramble Treks online. The reviews was pretty good and I decided to go for it. They have picked up to and from the airport to hotel and the starting town Pokhara. I’m generally happy with the arrangement thanks to Dil. I have to give the full mark for that! the guide is friendly, helpful, caring and knowledgeable thanks to Nauser. I don’t have to worry about anything, he took care of the guest houses, the meals, and the route. I did my trek in early October. I was very lucky to have a clear sky in most of the day including the day I went to Poon Hill for sunrise. The trip definitely an experience I’ll never forget in my whole life

     

  • Marc Zemma - May 14, 2018

    If you want to go safely trekking in the Himalayas, I would recommend you to get in touch with Alpine Ramble trekking. 
    Amazing circuits and wonderful, unforgettable memories of the landscape, mountains view, and Nepalese culture going through traditional Nepalese villages