Is Annapurna Base Camp Route possible to trek in 5 Days

  • Updated on Sep 24, 2022
  • Govinda Gurung

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure designed this shortest 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary in the Annapurna region for those trekkers who have just a few days to explore delightful massive Annapurna, it's an amazing trekking experience and beauty of nature and culture, 5 days trek to ABC is a little bit challenging, but you have to be in good shape to go on this trip. 

The Annapurna base camp trek for 5 days is an economical budget and limited-time journey which offers picturesque scenery, magical local settlements, amazing mountain scenery with a huge glacier valley, and traditional unique culture. Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal as takes you hidden valley of warm hospitable encountering friendly villages and wonderful mountain land base camp of Annapurna massif with enjoying amazing sunrise over the breathtaking mountains.

This Annapurna base camp trek - 5 days touch the world's 10th highest mountain Mount Annapurna (8,091m) and a diverse wide range of flora and fauna. Different tribes and diverse cultures, pristine environment, rich natural landscapes, excellent Himalayan ranges, the local lifestyle of mountain peoples, and awesome trails are the most attractions of this 5-day ABC trekking. The highest altitude of this trek is Annapurna base camp 4130m and Poon Hill 3,210m which offers 360-degree magnification Himalayan views of mount Machapuchhre (Fishtail), Himchuli, Annapurna range, and many more peaks with excited glaciers and icefalls valley. 

This short 5 days ABC trek explores the whole path of the Annapurna base camp trek route as well as spending an unforgettable moment at friendly Gurung and Magar villages. During the trek, the trail leads you through dense forests of Rhododendron-bamboo-oak, a suspension bridge, beautiful snow-capped mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, several streams, Terrence fields, green-rolling hills, Spectacular landscapes, rivers, and alpine forest, which can make more enjoyable your trip.

The peaceful 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary begins from Siwai at 1230m after a scenic drive from Pokhara city, then you cross along a suspension bridge and climb uphill to Chhomrong via Jhino Danda. Chhomrong is a cultural village of Gurung which offers a magical Annapurna range and fantastic landscapes. Likewise, the Annapurna base camp's shortest trek route takes you through colorful forests of Rhododendron with bamboo and cross the Himalayan Hotel and Deurali, then you walk the narrow valley of gigantic mountains Machhapuchhre and Hiuchuli. Finally, you reach Annapurna Base Camp leaving behind Machhapuchhre base camp.

This shortest Annapurna base camp trek 5 days is perfect for limited holiday trekkers, it's a cheap price with fixed departure dates. The best time to go 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Spring from March to April and Autumn from October to November. If need any more information about trekking feels free to contact us. Similarly, would you have more days to explore the Annapurna base camp trek, than explore these comfortable packages?

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days Highlights

  • Scenic and a short drive from Pokhara to Siwai.
  • Beautiful Gurung village Chhomrong.
  • Natural Hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
  • Walk through the dense colorful forest of Rhododendron with bamboo and cross the narrow valley of gigantic mountains Machhapuchhre and Hiuchuli.
  • Wonderful mountain views of mount Machapuchhre (Fishtail), Himchuli, Annapurna range, and many more peaks.
  • Explore the amazing Annapurna base camp.
  • Visit the glacier and icefalls valleys.
  • Some sunrise and sunset over the Massive Annapurna.
  • Explore the beautiful Gurung and Magar cultures.
  • The local lifestyle of mountain peoples.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days Itinerary

Day 01:Drive from Pokhara to Siwai and trek to Chommrong 2,140m - 5/6 hrs

Today you take a scenic about 3 hours drive to Siwai which is a Phedi of Ghandruk and Landruk, then the trek goes through beautiful forest, terraced farmland, scattered houses, and crosses a long suspension bridge over Modi Khola to reach the colorful village Jhinu Danda. Likewise, you ascend stone steep to arrive at beautiful Gurung village Chommrong, which offers to observe the amazing landscape and mountain views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. Overnight you stay at a trekking lodge.

Day 02:Trek from Chommrong to Himalaya Hotel 2,900m - 6/7 hrs

After having breakfast at Chommrong lodge, you descend to Chhomrong Khola and cross a suspension bridge, then ascend towards a small village Sinuwa, where you take a short tea break with enjoying a close-up view of Mount Machhapuchre (Fishtail). Similarly, you walk through dense forests of bamboo, rhododendron and Oak, then pass Doban Village and move along a Modi Khola Valley to reach the Himalayan Hotel, where you stay overnight.

Day 03:Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna base camp 4,130m - 6/7 hrs

Today is the most exciting day and trekking towards Annapurna base camp. Leaving the Himalayan hotel, you cross a Modi Khola stream and climb uphill to Deurali, then you walk the narrow valley of gigantic mountains Machhapuchhre and Hiuchuli to Machhapuchre base camp. After leaving MBC behind, you take a short ascent to a lap of Mount Annapurna, Annapurna base camp. The Base camp includes the surrounding mountain peaks of Annapurna III, Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna south, etc. There you can explore the huge Annapurna glacier and evening sunset over the mountain. Overnight you stay at mountain land Annapurna base camp lodge.

Day 04:Trek back from Annapurna base camp to Sinuwa 2,360m - 6/7 hrs

We wake up early in the morning to see mesmerizing sunrise view over the Annapurna massif. After exploring morning views at Annapurna base camp, you take breakfast, then leave the Annapurna base camp and descend the same trail to Bamboo and Sinuwa by passing a beautiful mountain valleys, small villages, and dense forest. You stay overnight at Sinuwa trekking lodge.

Day 05:Trek from Sinuwa to Siwai and drive to Pokhara 840m - 5/6 hrs

After having a warm breakfast, you descend through dense forest to Chimrong Khola and cross a suspension bridge then climb steep stone Chhomrong village, where you take a short tea break. Leaving Chhomrong behind, you drop down Jhinu Danda and cross a long suspension bridge over Modi Khola. Likewise, you walk through the small villages and forests to reach Siwai, from where you take a scenic drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to explore the bustling Lakeside Market and do boating on tranquil Fewa Lake.

Package cost includes

  • Pickup and drop from Airport to Hotel private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation is on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Himalayan frozen adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Annapurna region trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • First aid box.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • farewell dinners.

Package cost excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty?

This trek is easy than the Everest base camp trek, Annapurna Base Camp Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done a trek above 3000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. The trek at high elevation is a base camp (4,130m). All of age people can enjoy this trip.

Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?

The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell into an accident and have Acute mountain sickness then, in this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 

Electricity does available on the Annapurna base camp trek.

Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Annapurna trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Annapurna base camp trek.

Is possible to take my children to the Annapurna base camp trek?

Of course, all ages can do it but before going trekking, you have to give training for your child.

Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?

Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.

Can I find Wi-Fi through the trek?

Of course, Wi-Fi is available in many lodges and teahouses, but you have to pay extra.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?

Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible team, that leads many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and is made successful.

How can I respect the culture?

During the trekking, we can get amazing Gurung and Magar culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.

Is possible to get ATM through trek?

No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to take Nepali money from Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?

Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blankets.

How high is the Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna base camp elevation is (4,130m) above sea level. 

Is Annapurna base camp trek permits necessary?

Yes, Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit is necessary for this trek.

How many hours do I have to walk each day?

For this Annapurna base camp trek per day maximum of 6 hours and a minimum of 4 hours, you have to walk.

Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?

Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.

Without any trek can I do it? 

Yap, many trekkers succeed without any trek but you have to use 1 - 2 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommends you before going to the Annapurna base camp trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Annapurna base camp trek please kindly contact us.

Booking trip can I cancel?

Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drinking water through trekking?

The Annapurna region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water is also available to buy at lodges and teahouses. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters of water for your health.

Is possible to pick up me from the airport?

Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.

Can I exchange my money in Nepal?

Of course, You can exchange your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange at a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.

What do I have to carry on the trekking?

You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera, gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.

Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?

Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.

Can I get an experienced guide?

Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and a government license holder English-speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Annapurna base camp accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. At the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage rooms with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible in higher elevations.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Meals

Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Throughout the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the menu. 

Safe to Travel 

Making you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who comes from the high region of the Himalayans. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essential equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.

Trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provide the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge that has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attacks, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger and will succeed in winning your heart.

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