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Annapurna Short Trek

Days

8

Starting From

USD $700

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Global Nepal Trekking through the breathtaking landscapes of Annapurna Short Hiking, where majestic mountains and the charming Nepali way of life await you.
  • trip code:ABCT
  • destination:Nepal

Trip Highlights

Embark on a Himalayan Odyssey: Annapurna Trek with Global Nepal Trek

Are you ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region? Join Global Nepal Trek for an unforgettable trekking adventure that will take you to the heart of the majestic Himalayas. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of your Annapurna trek:

Trek Duration:

  • The Annapurna trek offers various routes with different durations, ranging from 7 to 21 days.
  • The most popular option is the Annapurna Circuit trek, which typically takes around 14 to 21 days to complete.

Trek Difficulty:

  • The difficulty level of the Annapurna trek varies depending on the route chosen.
  • The Annapurna Circuit trek is considered moderately challenging, and suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness.

Altitude:

  • The highest point on the Annapurna Circuit trek is Thorong La Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level.
  • Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are crucial to prevent altitude sickness.

Permits:

  • Trekkers require permits to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Permits include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Best Time to Trek:

  • The best time to embark on the Annapurna trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.
  • These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, ideal for trekking and enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

Packing Essentials:

  • Essential trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, breathable clothing, and a waterproof jacket.
  • Warm layers for cool evenings and higher altitudes.
  • Sun protection, including sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Trekking poles for stability on uneven terrain.
  • Basic first aid kit with medications for common ailments and altitude sickness.
  • Water purification tablets or a filtration system for safe drinking water.

Accommodation:

  • Accommodation options along the Annapurna trek route include teahouses, guesthouses, and camping sites.
  • Teahouses provide basic amenities, including meals, lodging, and hot showers (where available).
  • Camping is also an option for those seeking a more immersive wilderness experience.

Drinking Water:

  • Trekkers should avoid drinking untreated water from streams and rivers.
  • Bottled water is available for purchase at teahouses, but it's recommended to carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or a filtration system.

Health and Safety:

  • Prioritize your health and safety throughout the trek.
  • Listen to your body and take rest breaks as needed.
  • Stay hydrated and eat nutritious meals to maintain energy levels.
  • Be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness and descend to lower altitudes if necessary.
  • Follow the guidance of your trekking guide and heed weather warnings.

Cultural Considerations:

  • Respect local customs, traditions, and cultural practices along the trekking route.
  • Engage with the local community and learn about their way of life.
  • Dispose of waste responsibly and leave no trace of your presence in the natural environment.

Emergency Contacts:

  • Save emergency contact numbers, including local rescue services and embassy/consulate information.
  • Register your trekking itinerary with the appropriate authorities or your trekking agency for added safety.

Embark on the Annapurna trek with Global Nepal Trek and prepare for an unforgettable adventure through stunning landscapes, serene forests, and captivating mountain vistas. With expert guidance, personalized service, and a commitment to your comfort and safety, this trek promises to be an experience you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Things that you need to know

What is the duration of the Annapurna Short Trek?

The duration of the Annapurna Short Trek typically ranges from 3 to 5 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen.

 

What are the highlights of the Annapurna Short Trek?

The highlights of the Annapurna Short Trek include breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, encounters with traditional Gurung and Magar villages, and immersion in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

 

Is prior trekking experience required for the Annapurna Short Trek?

No prior trekking experience is required for the Annapurna Short Trek, as it is considered a relatively easy trek suitable for beginners and families.

 

What is the maximum altitude reached during the trek?

The maximum altitude reached during the Annapurna Short Trek is approximately 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) above sea level at Poon Hill.

 

What type of accommodation is available during the trek?

Accommodation during the Annapurna Short Trek is typically provided in basic tea houses or guesthouses along the route, offering simple amenities such as meals and lodging.

 

Are there any age restrictions for the Annapurna Short Trek?

While there are no specific age restrictions, participants should be in good health and able to tolerate moderate physical exertion.

 

What should I wear and bring for the trek?

It's recommended to wear comfortable trekking clothing suitable for the weather conditions, including layers for warmth. Don't forget to bring sturdy hiking boots, a backpack with essentials such as water, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

 

Is there a risk of altitude sickness during the trek?

Altitude sickness is generally not a concern during the Annapurna Short Trek due to the relatively low altitude. However, it's essential to stay hydrated and listen to your body's signals.

 

What happens in case of bad weather or emergencies during the trek?

In case of inclement weather or emergencies, the trekking guide will make arrangements for safety and assistance, including possible changes to the itinerary or evacuation if necessary.

 

Can I customize the itinerary or add additional activities to the Annapurna Short Trek?

Yes, some tour operators offer customizable itineraries that may include additional activities such as cultural tours, homestay experiences, or side trips to nearby attractions.

 

These FAQs provide valuable information for anyone considering an Annapurna Short Trek, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience exploring the beauty of the Annapurna region.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310 m) Global Nepal Treks extends a warm welcome to you upon your arrival in Nepal. After landing at the airport, our team will be there to greet you and assist you with the necessary arrangements for your stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (820 m) Today, we embark on a scenic journey to Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. The drive takes approximately 6 to 8 hours by bus, offering breathtaking views of the countryside along the way. Upon reaching Pokhara, we settle into our hotel where we will spend the night, enjoying a comfortable stay with breakfast provided.

Day 3: Today, we embark on a scenic drive to Nayapul, where our trek begins. From Nayapul, we set off on foot, trekking towards the charming village of Ghandruk. Along the way, we'll be immersed in the stunning natural beauty of the Annapurna region, with lush forests, flowing streams, and majestic mountain views accompanying us on our journey. Upon reaching Ghandruk, we'll settle in at a cozy lodge for the night, ready to rest and rejuvenate for the adventures ahead.

This scenic route offers captivating views of the surrounding landscape as we make our way towards our destination. Once we reach Landruk, we will settle in for the night at a cozy lodge, where you can rest and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead.

On Day 5, we embark on a trek to Potana. Setting out from our current location, we traverse the picturesque terrain, soaking in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the surroundings. As we make our way to Potana, we'll be treated to stunning vistas and encounters with the local flora and fauna. Upon reaching Potana, we settle in at a comfortable lodge for the night, where we can rest and rejuvenate after the day's trekking adventure. The lodge provides a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep as we prepare for the journey ahead.

On Day 6 of your journey, we will embark on a trek to Phedi, followed by a scenic drive to Pokhara. After breakfast, we will set out on foot, trekking through the picturesque landscapes towards Phedi. Upon reaching Phedi, we will conclude our trekking adventure for the day. From Phedi, we will then embark on a delightful drive to Pokhara, a city renowned for its stunning natural beauty and tranquil ambiance. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we will check into our hotel where you will have the opportunity to relax and unwind after the day's activities. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel, with breakfast included to kickstart the next day's adventures.

On the seventh day of your journey, you will embark on a sightseeing adventure in Pokhara. Explore the enchanting attractions this beautiful city has to offer, soaking in its scenic beauty and cultural heritage. Later in the afternoon, you will catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our team will be ready to transfer you to your hotel, ensuring a comfortable and seamless transition. Enjoy a hearty breakfast to fuel your day's adventures.

On the final day of your journey with Global Nepal Treks, we will arrange transportation for your departure to the airport, ensuring a smooth transition for your onward travels. Our team will accompany you to ensure all your needs are met as you bid farewell to Nepal and embark on your next adventure.

Includes

Our comprehensive trekking packages include private airport transfers, tourist bus travel between Kathmandu and Pokhara, and all ground transportation as per the itinerary.

During the trek, you'll enjoy three meals daily, accommodation in tea houses or provided tents, and a two-night hotel stay in Kathmandu with breakfast included.

Your journey will be guided by experienced licensed professionals, with porter support, necessary permits, and entry fees covered for your convenience.

Additionally, we provide essential equipment, a duffle bag for luggage protection, and a souvenir company T-shirt. After the trek, celebrate with a farewell dinner featuring Nepali culture and receive a Global NepalTrek's Appreciation Certificate. Guide and porter insurance is included for your peace of mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excludes

  1. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara are not included.
  2. Personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, phone usage, and laundry are not covered.
  3. Emergency rescue and travel insurance, including trip cancellation, health accidents, and loss or theft of personal effects, are not provided.
  4. Entrance fees to temples and monasteries are not included.
  5. Tips are not included in the package.

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