What is the difficulty level of 7 Days ABC Trek?
The difficulty level of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is graded as moderate and easy. If you are fit physically and can walk for about 6 – 7 hours continuously at a normal pace, then you can do the trek pretty much easily. There are very less vertical steep uphill. The altitude gain is also below 5000 m from sea level.
Do I need to do any preparation before the trekking?
Yes, you will have to do some cardio exercises at least 15 days before the trekking. These cardio exercises include running, walking, cycling, and simple gym work. If you adopt healthy food and drinking habits along with some regular cardio exercises, it won’t be hard for you to do the trekking.
Can I do this trek in winter ?
Yes, you can do this trek in the winter season but you must endure the bitter cold. The winter season is also a good time to do the treks in the Annapurna region. Besides, in winter fewer people on the trail than in peak seasons. If you want peace and fewer people highly recommend it in the winter season.
Is it possible for Kids and Elderly citizens?
Yes, it is possible for both kids and elderly citizens. Nepal High Trek employs highly experienced trekking guides and porters. They will assess the ground situation and help you overcome any kinds of hurdles along the way. We had successfully completed the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking for both the kids and the elderly citizens.
What kinds of gear require throughout the Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?
ABC Trek is a moderate trip in the Annapurna region. The gear is very
crucial to complete the trek. Let’s check out the compulsory gear list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Here is the link. https://www.nepalhightrek.com/compulsory-equipment-list/
What is the risk of altitude sickness during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
You will have to reach as high as 4130 m. The risk of altitude sickness is in places beyond 3000 m from sea level. Therefore, there is a risk of altitude sickness. However, we always adopt altitude-friendly itineraries and trekking practices. So far, we have zero incidents and a 100 percent success rate. You will have to take travel insurance though. Please buy the policy which has helicopter rescue, medical expenses, and accidents.
Are my guides and porters also insured? How Much Weight Does My Porter carry?
Yes, all our trekking crew members are insured. The company does all the insurance for its staff. The normal weight that a porter carries is about 15 to 30 kg. For every two trekkers, one porter is assigned.
What are the types of accommodation and food during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Accommodation during trekking is in tea houses/lodges. However, during peak season you might need to sleep overnight in the dining hall while you are in Annapurna Base Camp. Nepal High Trek always ensures the availability of rooms to our guests. Food is on the menu which consists of both local and western cuisine foods.
Are there any Internet and a Hot Shower?
Yes, you can get internet and hot showers throughout the trekking. However, you need to pay extra for these services. Until Chhomrong, you don’t have to pay for the internet. Beyond this place, you might have to pay nominal fees for internet services.
Is tipping necessary for porters & guides?
When completing the trip the trekking crew appreciates and expects the tip. Therefore, the tip is not fixed and it depends upon the trip days and services. You must give a minimum of 10% of the total cost you paid.
Is there a risk of altitude sickness? Do I need to get travel insurance for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?
Normally, altitude sickness occurs in places beyond 3000 m from sea level. Therefore, there is very little risk of altitude sickness on this trail. However, Nepal Trekking routes of any region require you to have travel insurance. For safety, you must get travel insurance which covers emergency rescue from helicopters, medical expenses, and accidents.
7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Embrace Stunning Mountain Views and Local Culture
Why You Should Join 7 Days ABC Trekking
The 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a perfect blend of breathtaking mountain vistas and an exclusive glimpse into the local culture at the heart of the Annapurna region. For those with limited time but a strong desire to explore the Annapurna Base Camp, this trek is the ideal option. Commencing from Pokhara and concluding in the same city, this trek allows you to experience the entire course of the Annapurna Base Camp in just 7 days.
Throughout the journey, you'll be treated to remarkable views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu mountain ranges. The Annapurna Sanctuary trek takes you through lush green forests adorned with rhododendron and other vibrant flowers, along with terraced farming lands, creating a truly emotive experience of natural beauty. The unique cultural flavors of the ethnic Gurung, Ghale, Thakali, and Magar communities, combined with their warm hospitality and ever-smiling reception, will leave you feeling blissful.
This 7-day Annapurna Base Camp trek not only showcases Nepal's beauty but also provides insight into its rich cultural heritage.
The optimal time to embark on the Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek is during the spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November, December) seasons. These periods offer favorable weather conditions and present the most captivating views. However, it's worth noting that this trek is possible throughout the entire year.
The 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not only an unforgettable experience but also an economical option for those with time constraints. The trek package covers the essential elements of the journey, ensuring you get the most out of your adventure without exceeding your budget. With careful planning and our expert guidance, you can enjoy the wonders of the Annapurna region without breaking the bank.
Join us on this remarkable journey to Annapurna Base Camp, where stunning mountain panoramas and the richness of local culture await you. Embrace the natural beauty and cultural tapestry of Nepal, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's spring, autumn, or any other time of the year, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an experience you won't want to miss!
Early morning after having the breakfast, we start our trekking program by driving about 40.7 kilometers to Nayapul. We start trekking from Nayapul, after 30-minute walk to the village of Birethanthi, we have to show our trekking permit and TIMS card in the counter and start trekking. The trekking route follows the Modi Khola River side with several beautiful settlements such as Syaulibazar, Queme along the several rice fields. We reach at Jhinudanda famous as Hot Spring and stay overnight at lodge.
We start our today’s walking journey after the morning breakfast. The trekking route goes to uphill to Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent arrangement in the valley and the trail descends down to stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than ascends to Sinuwa. After a short stop, we trek to Dovan by passing the Bamboo. Overnight we stay in lodge at Dovan.
Today our trekking starts from Dovan and stops at Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) where some comfortable lodges available. Machapuchare (Fishtail) base camp is just considered base camp because this Machapuchare Mountain is not permitted for climbing. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Today, we trek uphill to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.), spend 2-3 hours in Base Camp for sceneries and photographs and return back to Dovan. Annapurna Base Camp is crowed during the trekking season and full of snow in winter. After spending some quality time of life here, we return back to Dovan passing by the Machapuchare Base Camp and Himalaya Hotel. Overnight stay at lodge.
Trekking starts after the mortning breakfast in Dovan trail and leads to Sinuwa via bamboo. enjoying the different views from stopping points having some cups of tea/coffee, we descend to Chhomrong village where we spend our night. The rhododendron and bamboo forest on the trekking route is remarkable. Overnight at lodge
After the morning breakfast our trek follows the trail to Ghandrunk village along the Kimring Khola to the famous Gurung village Ghandruk or Ghandrung is decorated with Buddhist monasteries, and prayer flags. We enjoy the warm hospitality of Gurung community here. Overnight stay at lodge in Ghandruk.
Today is our last day of trekking. After the morning breakfast, our trail leads downwards for 3 hours and easy walking of half an hour via Birethati to reach the road to Pokhara at Nayapul. We pick up by a private car to Pokhara to catch the flight to Kathmandu or enjoy the different sites of Pokhara.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a shorter version of the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. The short version is ideal for those who have limited time but still want to experience the stunning mountain views and cultural attractions of the region.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed in 7 days, depending on the route taken and the pace of the trekker. It covers a distance of approximately 60 km.
The best time to do the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally clear and dry, and the temperature is mild, making it ideal for trekking.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek and is suitable for trekkers of all ages who are physically fit and have some prior trekking experience. The trek involves some steep ascents and descents, but the overall difficulty level is not as high as some of the other treks in the region.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek reaches its highest point at the Annapurna Base Camp, which is at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).
To do the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you need to obtain two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board or from the Nepal Tourism Board's office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
It is not mandatory to hire a guide or a porter for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but it is highly recommended. Having a guide or a porter can make the trek safer and more enjoyable, as they can provide useful information about the local culture, flora, and fauna, and can also assist with logistics such as accommodation and meals.
Accommodation during the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is mainly in teahouses or lodges. These teahouses offer basic amenities such as a bed, a blanket, and a shared bathroom. Food options are limited, but the menus typically consist of basic Nepali and Tibetan dishes such as dal bhat, momos, and noodles. It is recommended to bring some high-energy snacks and water purification tablets or a water filter.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek usually starts from Nayapul, which is about an hour's drive from Pokhara. The trek then follows a scenic trail through beautiful villages, lush forests, and terraced fields, before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp.
Although the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek does not involve trekking to very high altitudes, altitude sickness can still be a concern for trekkers. It is important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions such as drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and taking Diamox medication if necessary.
Proper trekking gear is essential for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You should bring warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a good quality backpack, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, and trekking poles.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek that requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. It is recommended to undertake regular physical exercise and endurance training before embarking on the trek.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to a wide range of wildlife, including musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, and various bird species.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers an opportunity to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the local people. The trek passes through several villages inhabited by various ethnic groups, including Gurungs, Magars, and Tibetans.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers the opportunity to undertake side trips to nearby attractions such as the hot springs at Jhinu Danda, the viewpoint at Poon Hill, and the world-renowned Annapurna Circuit Trek. These side trips add to the overall experience of the trek.