Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is a hike in the Annapurna region and hikes to two base camp, the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and the Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is in close proximity of each other. This ABC hike is a few days shorter version of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but will the same thrills and frills of an adventure of it.
Annapurna region is not only home to the Annapurna range with a number of peaks to its credit, but also home to a number of fabulous trails to be hiked through such as you might find in trekking in Annapurna region such as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Ghandruk Loop Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. They link this one are all done in the backdrop of the Annapurna Mountains and their ranges, giving one some of the most tantalizing views of snow-capped peaks and some of the best natural vegetation that the Himalayas have to offer along with various species of animal and birds. Plus the chance to walk over rivers beds, ascend and descent while capturing panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains to the north. In addition to traversing over glaciers and suspension bridges over roaring fast flowing rivers and streams and sometimes getting to peep into gorges created by them. Besides this, the added wonder is stopping at or passing through the rural hamlet, untouched by roads and that have their own unique cultures, religions and walk of life. So much so, any trek in the Annapurna region, is famed internationally for this reason. Taking a trip like the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek will give you these wonders.
There is much that can be taken away from this Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. First of all, it is a shorter version of a longer trip of the same nature, allowing one to get the same joy of trekking in the Annapurna region when you might have a limited amount of time on hand to spend on holidays. You get to visit two base camps in a single trekking trip, the ABC and the MBC. Then you have the pleasure of getting superb sights of all the mountain peaks and ranges in the Annapurna region, all covered with snow the year-round. In addition to visiting ABC and MBC, you get to hike through the lush green forest with a variety of flora and fauna of diverse nature and view some rare birds and animals along the way, unique to the Himalayan region. Then there are the different village, unspoiled by the change that roads bring to them. All of them have their own cultures, ethnicities and traditions that set them apart. Plus you get to drop into a village museum which gives you an idea of what a model village in Nepal is really like. Not forgetting the roaring freshwater rivers and the suspension bridges that you cross peeping into the deep gorges while over them. Then there are some of the glaciers that you might get the opportunity of traversing over in your bid to get to ABC and see what it takes at a base camp for one to summit the most difficult of the peaks above the 8,000-meter mark. All this and more in just eight days’ time.
What benefits do I gain from this trek?
The benefits that one gain from such a trek is tremendous. Since it is a trek done untouched by roads, one does it in a pristine non-polluted environment with sights stimulating to the sight with the wonderful views of nature. Plus one gets to learn of the natural environment in which people live and from it evolves their way of life. So much so, when the trek is over, you come out a physically stronger person, and a body that has been rejuvenated by the exercise hiking gives a person. In truth, you are able to perform much better as a human being when you get on with your life. These are eco-friendly hikes in which you gain rather than losing anything.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 min flight) drive to Kyumi (below Ghandruk and hike to Chhomrung
Day 3: Chhomrung to Dovan (2580 m) 5 to 6 hour Hike
Day 4: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m) 5 to 6 hour Hike
Day 5: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m) to Dovan
Day 6: Dovan to Jhinu (1760 m) 5 to 6 hour Hike
Day 7: Jhinu to Nayapul (trek) to Pokhara
Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 9: Transfer to airport for your onward destination
- -Witness majestic views of the world’s highest mountains series onboard flight to Nepal
- -Enjoy sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley at various UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- -View spectacular panorama of Mt. Annapurna range alongside other adjacent peaks
- -Explore Annapurna Base Camp with great view of Mt. Annapurna
- -Hike through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc
- -Explore Annapurna Conservation Area with varieties of floras and faunas
- -Discover the local culture and traditions with ethnic people