Book and experience the adventure of a lifetime with our 5-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek, offering unforgettable Himalayan vistas
Opened for foreigners in 1977, it took no time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek to earn the spot as one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. The mesmerising mountains, beautiful landscapes, vivid terrace farmlands, rhododendron forests, enriched ethnicity, modern amenities on tea houses, and comfortable hiking routes make five days Annapurna Base Camp a short and adventurous junket in the Himalayas.
For avid trekkers, Annapurna Conservation Area, one of the largest conservation areas in Nepal, offers countless trekking options. Almost every trekking route in this conservation area links each other, and the base camp of Annapurna-I is the most linked one.
Amidst numerous styles of Annapurna trekking, the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 days is the best fit for many reasons. It's the shortest possible short Annapurna Base Camp Trek that only takes five days to complete when started from Pokhara. The five days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary follows the same itinerary from Jhinu or Chhomrong that route via Ghandruk and Ghorepani.
Five days Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base camp of Annapurna range at 4,130 metres, a base camp close to Annapurna South, almost closer than 2km distance. Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world, becomes completely visible from the base camp. The sunset over Machhapuchhre and the sunrise over the Annapurna range make the evening and morning time best at the base camp.
Every second you spend at the base camp viewing the awe-striking mountains makes you feel alive and happy. The short Five Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek delivers the magic of Annapurna, the breathtaking mountains and vibrant landscapes.
Moderate Trekking Route
Unlike other base camps in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp is a low-altitude base camp of 8,000 metres peak, Annapurna I, at 4,130 metres. Due to this, trekkers experience less altitude sickness and many don't even realise it.
As you start hiking after driving from Pokhara to Jhinu, you'll hike more than 50% of the total trekking route on stone paved stairs. And for you, the comfortable hike on stone paved stairs offers a decent hike experience, accompanied by inspiring glimpses of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna. On top, the stone-paved trails also host resting stops where you can rest and rehydrate.
Due to the tireless hike on five days Annapurna Base Camp Trek route, it's best for novice hikers. If you're a first-time trekker on the Himalayas, the comfortable ABC Trek route is your deal. You may get fatigued but you won't experience the strenuous hike like other trekking in Nepal.
Awe-striking Annapurna Range
The wholesome adventure on five days Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base camp from where you can get the ultimate glimpse of 360 panoramic mountains of the Annapurna range. This is the only base camp where you can experience the mountain from a closer prospect, almost a few kilometres apart.
The world's 10th highest mountain, Annapurna I at 8,091 metres, The Annapurna South at 7,219 metres, and Hiunchuli at 6,441 metres stand to the right of Annapurna I. Khangsar Kang roc Noir at 7,485 metres and Tare Kang Glacier Dome at 7,069 metres stand to the left. Other prominent mountains you could see from the base camp include Gangapurna at 7,454 metres, Singu Chuli at 6,501 metres, and Machhapuchhre at 6,993 metres.
The early sunrise glitters yellow over the Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and others in the north, offering the best glimpses of the Annapurna range. On the other hand, Machhapuchhre changes its colour from snow white to reddish yellow, dark yellow, and pink before the sun sets over the horizon.
On the third day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Five Days, as you hike past Sinuwa till Bamboo, the mesmerising Machhapuchhre greets you with awe-striking glimpses. The one and half hour route to Bamboo is so scenic that you'll end up clicking countless photographs of this mountain.
Modern Amenities at Tea Houses
The accommodation and meals throughout every tea house in 5 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route offers modern amenities to trekkers. Being the most hiked trekking destination in Nepal, the excessive commercialization of this route is also an element that contributes to attracting trekkers worldwide to wander here.
The tea houses, from Jhinu to the base camp, offer internet, hot water shower, and electricity. The tea houses offer comfortable mattresses, regularly washed bed sheets, pillows, and neat rooms for accommodation. You can even get warm blankets in your sleeping bag to stay warm throughout the night.
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek's meals are great and comprise numerous food items. Even at the base camp, a helicopter from Pokhara delivers fresh vegetables and other essentials which trekkers can benefit from in their meals. Pizza, Burgers, Noodles, Spaghetti, Chapati, Dal Bhat, Toast, Omelette, and beverages are the most common meals on the menu.
Enriched Ethnicity and Biodiversity
Annapurna region is home to Gurung and Thakali people. This ethnic community practices Buddhism and Hinduism and celebrates every festival all year round. Whether it's a Buddha Jayanti in mid-Spring or Dashain and Tihar in October, as a trekker, for you, five days Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be a cultural escapade.
You'll experience the traditional richness in the stone-built and roofed houses, stone-paved trekking routes, lifestyles, languages, and attires. After completing Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can join our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek to experience the cultural richness of Gurung people in Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill.
More than 100 mammal species and 1300 plant species, with 55 just found in the region, make Annapurna Conservation Area a diverse area in Nepal.
The 5 days Annapurna Short Trek can be your trip if you're a biodiversity admirer and a wildlife researcher. Even wildlife photographers hike every corner of the ABC Trek route to take photographs of exotic animals like Snow Leopard, Red Panda, and Musk Deer.
Ideal Trek for Novice Hikers
If you're looking for a first-ever hike on the Himalayas, the five day Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara with a short itinerary for you. The low-altitude base camp, frequently maintained trekking routes, modern tea houses, and affordable and awe-striking glimpses of the Annapurna region, including Annapurna I.
Our previous data shows that more than 50% of trekkers joining our five days Annapurna Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek are first-time hikers. And the majority of these groups later hiked to Everest Base Camp Trek. This shows that the five day Annapurna Base Camp Trek can also be an ideal trek to prepare you for the ultimate Everest Trek experience.
You'll be 100% safe and free from altitude sickness while trekking to the base camp of Annapurna. The tree line finishes just below Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Hence, you'll have sufficient oxygen to breathe in.
Furthermore, the 5 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking route mainly consists of stone paved stairs. Even at most places en route with no stairs are decent and regularly maintained. Your legs may tire while hiking stairs, but you'll barely slip and get injured.