- An impressive flight from/to Kathmandu
- Hike to Austalian Base Camp and Sarangkot for glorious sunrise- sunset and awe inspiring mountain views.
- Explore the glory of Annapurna region in the stops like Pokhara, Dhampus, Pothana and Australia Base Camp
- Interact with the ethnic group people and know about their
Short Annapurna Trek is the best way to experience the Annapurna massif and other neighboring peaks. This trek can be done in the constraint of time too. If you are visiting Nepal for a few days and are wondering which trek can you opt for to cherish the beauty of mountains in Nepal, then we present you Short Annapurna Trek. In this trek, you can get some stunning views of mountains in the Annapurna region along with the adventure of being in the Pokhara valley!
Short Annapurna Trek is a five-day trekking package. Also, this package is best for the winter season too. The main attractions of this trek are the Pokhara Valley, Australian Base Camp, and Sarankot. Above all these places bless you with the beautiful views of the mountains. Hence, these places provide the glories of the Annapurna region of Nepal. Pokhara valley is a popular city and one of the most preferred touristic areas in Nepal. Many people around the globe come to Nepal just to visit this place. This picturesque valley lies in the backdrop of mountains. Also, this place is embedded with few lakes. Therefore, Pokhara is popular as a lakeside city.
Sarankot, a popular vantage point for sunrise and sunset, view of Annapurna range and adventure sport like paragliding. From here you can have the stunning views of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Macchapuchre and Huinchuli peak. Also, you can have a picturesque view of Pokhara Valley. Likewise, Pokhara valley is a starting point for many adventure sports. Adventure sports like zip flyer, ultra-light flight and many more. Similarly, Australian Base Camp offers some fantastic views of mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himal.
Short Annapurna Trek starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara. A short drive from Pokhara takes you to Phedi from where your actual trekking journey starts. The trail goes through the foothills of Annapurna and passes places like Dhampus and Pothana to Annapurna Base Camp. On the way, you pass terraced farmland, rice- paddy fields and other Brahmin and Chhetri villages to Dhampus village. From the Dhampus, walk up through rhododendron forests with the beautiful views of mountains on sight. Following the trail, it will take you to Sarankot. In Sarankot you can get glorious views of sunrise and sunset amidst the mountains in Annapurna range.
If you are thinking of opting out for Short Annapurna Trek, then let us know. Himal Eco Treks is here to make your journey more beautiful and lively!
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Arrival in Kathmandu and check in a hotel
Fly to Pokhara (20 mins)
Trek to Australian Base Camp (5-6 hrs )
Trek to Sarangkot (5 hrs trek)
Trek to Pokhara (4 hrs trek) – fly to Kathmandu
You will be welcomed by us at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check in. Enjoy your time at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
We take an early flight to Pokhara with a scenic view parallel to mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and other peaks in Annapurna region. As we arrive in Pokhara, we can feel the beauty of valley in this air. The fresh air, pristine environment along with the lushness, we can see people cycling, boating and enjoying in the backdrop of beautiful mountain vistas. After amazing fight to Pokhara, we drive towards Phedi which is the starting point of our trek. Today, we head to Australian camp via Dhampus & Pothana. We pass various cultivated terrace fields and Brahman - Chhetris villages to Dhampus village. From here, we climb up through rhododendron forest with beautiful mountain views on sight. As we reach the Australian base camp, we can enjoy the best view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himal. We stay at a guesthouse in Australian Base Camp for the night.
Today, we walk through a forested area and decend down to Naudanda. Our trail today is esay that goes along a hill ridge to dense settlement area. The area is inhabited mostly by diverse ethnic group people. We continue through our trail for around six hours until we reach Sarangkot. As we reach Sarangkot, we can see the beautiful vistas of mountains on both side with Pokhara valley down below. We picturesque valley with lakes embedded in it looks amazing. The snow-capped mountains right in front of us is divine. We stay at a guesthouse in Sarangkot for the night.
In the morning, we applaud the beautiful sunrise view from a view tower in Sarangkot and trek down for around two hours to Pokhara. In the afternoon, we explore around and take a flight back to Kathmandu. We stay at a hotel in Kathmandu for the night.
Finally, it is time for us to bid you a goodbye. Your guide will escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead.
- Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
- All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Accommodation in guesthouses throughout trek.
- A guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
- All Nepali staff insurance.
- Permit fees of Annapurna Conservation Area
- Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)
- All other government fees and taxes.
- First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
- All necessary trekking gear
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal Entry visa fees.
- Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in Cities
- Airfare from your country to Nepal
- Snacks, soft drink and water during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET
- Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
Regarding your arrival
As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.
Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.
We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.
Meals and Drinking water facility
The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.
If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.
Import and Export during the travel
You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.
High altitude sickness
Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.
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