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The Short Annapurna Trek is one of the best short trekking packages in Nepal. It presents you the chance to experience the gorgeous Annapurna Mountain Peaks in a short amount of time, perfect for trekkers who have less time to spend in the country but want to enjoy the peaks. It is a beautiful amalgamation of the best facets of the region and presents you with ample highlights and hallmarks of the gorgeous peaks as well as the region's natural and cultural attributes.
The trek starts with a drive to Pokhara, one of the best tourist places in Nepal. The city is the second-largest city in the country and is also one of the Annapurna region's major commercial hubs. Situated beside Phewa Lake, the city is a beautiful destination to relax and just enjoy the mountain peaks. Likewise, from Pokhara, you will then trek towards many of the region's ethnic Rai, Magar, and Gurung settlements, like Ghandruk, Deurali, and the village of Bamboo. The trekking trail passes through many alpine kinds of wood and pastures, decorated with amazing Himalayan tapestries that serrate against the skyline.
Similarly, you will also trek to Jhinu Dada, a natural hot spring that is said to have healing properties. You can have a relaxing dip in the hot spring and wash away your aching muscles or just soothe yourself in the balmy waters of the hot spring, snugly located amidst tall moss-covered cliffs. The trek is also culturally very lively. At each of the ways, you will come across Mani stones carved with prayers, Gumbas, and chortens laden with prayer flags that flutter majestically against the winds. Views of peaks like the Annapurna range, the Gangapurna Himal, the Machhapuchhre Himal, and the Dhaulagiri Range all ornament the distant horizons throughout the journey.
It is one of the best short treks in Nepal. As such, at every step of the way, you will be in the company of our trusted guide who will make sure that you are safe and comfortable. You will be provided with the best services regarding accommodation, meals, guidance, and transportation. It truly is an unforgettable trip!
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7hours
Day 03:Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,365ft)5-6hours
Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360m/7743ft) 6-7 hours
Day 05: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m/10597ft)5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft) 4hours
Day 07: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2300m/7546ft) 6-7hours
Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1770m/5807ft) 4-5 hours
Day 09: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (5-6 hours) and drive to Pokhara
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu 6-7hours
Day 11: Departure day
- 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
- 3 star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Company duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- First aid medical kit
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel in a deluxe bus and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara travel in a private taxi
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Airfare for international flights.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
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- Day 11
Drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,365ft
Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360m/7743ft), 6-7 hours
The views of the Annapurna Range and the Machhapuchhre Peak from Ghandruk are quite amazing. Following the path that winds through the valley, crossing pastures and terrace farms and occasional rivers, you will reach Sinuwa where the streets align into a Gumba and many Mani stone walls. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Sinuwa.
Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m/10597ft), 5-6 hours
From Sinuwa, you will follow the pathway that coruscates through the ravines and steep ridgelines above the river towards Deurali. The path is beautifully decorated with rhododendron woods and the landscape presents a serene atmosphere, complemented by the Himalayas. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Deurali.
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft), 4 hours
Winding up and downhill and ascending and descending the valley slopes, you will pass by the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which isn't a base camp for climbing the peak is not permitted, towards the Annapurna Base Camp. The terrain is filled with forest home to many avifaunal lives and the trek is pleasant. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2300m/7546ft), 6-7 hours
Following the path downhill towards the river, you will be passing by many bamboo groves and juniper hamlets towards the village of Bamboo. Along the way, you can also pass through the Himalayan pastures that have sparse herder's huts and yaks grazing ideally. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Bamboo.
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1770m/5807ft), 4-5 hours
Coruscating around the valley ridgelines and trekking through rock-strewn obliques, you will follow the river bank and reach Jhinu Danda, a small village that presents a natural hot spring. Upon reaching the village, you can even have a relaxing dip in the hot spring that is said to have healing properties. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Jhinu Danda.
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (5-6 hours) and drive to Pokhara
From Jhinu, you will trek on a fairly-leveled pathway back to Nayapul. From there, you will then return to Pokhara via a short drive, following the same road as you initially drove on. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.
Drive to Kathmandu
Bidding the Annapurna Mountain, goodbye for the last time, you will leave Pokhara behind and have a drive back to Kathmandu city. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before the scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.
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