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Annapurna Short Trek – 5 days

Trip Overview

Annapurna short trek – 5 days, as the name suggests it is the shortest trek in Annapurna region with the magnificent views of Himalayan ranges. Annapurna short trek is easy trek ideal for family trekking with kids. The trek goes around the Pokhara valley trekking and hiking through Australian camp and Sarangkot. The rhododendron forest blossom magnificently during the spring season making the trek a pleasing journey. We walk through small villages inhabited by variety of ethnic groups. Along the trek we see eye catching views of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri are some of the snow-capped mountains among many others.

Annapurna short trek -5 days begins once you arrive in Kathmandu. Next day we take a short mountain flight from Kathmandu to scenic and adventurous city, Pokhara.  From Pokhara we drive to Phedi from where the actual trek starts. We head further towards Australian camp passing the small but beautiful Dhampus Village. The Australian camp is also famous for its spectacular mountain view. The very next day we cross Naudanda Village to reach Sarangkot from where you can see the bird’s eye view of scenic Pokhara valley. We trek down to beautiful Pokahra City. Finally, we fly back to Kathmandu and this ends our trek.

Alternatives for Annapurna Short Trek

If you are looking to do a beautiful but short trek in Annapurna region, Annapurna Short trek is perfect for you. But if you want to do a easy but longer trek Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek  can be your choice. However, if your trek need not be in Annapurna region many other standard short treks  can be organized for you in other regions of Nepal. Also, we can customize Annapurna Short trek as per your interest. Please do write us your requirements and we will get right back to you.

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Price Includes

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Two nights’ twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide)  and porters (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu round trip flight including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • All government taxes & office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

Annapurna Short Trek – 5 days Day to day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

As you land at Kathmandu airport, finish your custom formalities (visa, etc.) and get to the airport waiting terminal, you will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour signboard and your name. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle.Overnight at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft) and trek to Australian Camp (1990m/6527ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Pokhara, a adventure hub of Nepal. We drive to Phedi from where we commence trek to Australian camp via Dhampus and Pothana. We trek through the cultivated terraces and Brahman, Chhetri villages. We probably take lunch at Dhampus village. We climb through rhododendron forest which is stiff but the mountain views make us more energetic to reach the top. The Australian Camp (1990m) is the best place to see the best view of the holy mountain Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri etc. Overnight at guesthouse. Trekking: 5 hours (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Day 03: Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1991m) 6 hrs

Sarangkot is Village Development Committee in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5,060 persons residing in 1,010 individual households. The village is located on a mountainside ridge at an altitude of 1600m with panoramic Himalayan views. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

After breakfast at guesthouse; the trail leads to the today’s destination Sarangkot through the forestry slightly descend trail to the Naudanda. Then trail following the bit easy path along hill ridge to the dense settlement with mixed ethnic groups. The vista is beautiful to the both of side; the right side offers edge of Pokhara valley, Fewa Lake is remarkable with a Temple Island and hill side field terrace painting by vegetations. The view of snow capped mountains is fantastic and the view of Pokhara valley also Splendor. And during the night is excellent of lights. Overnight at guesthouse. Trekking: 6 hrs (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Day 04: Trek to Pokhara 2 hrs and fly back to Kathmandu

Today, we wake up early in the morning to observe the sunrise from view tower. It is about 10-minutes accent form lodge. After savoring sunrise view we have breakfast again watching the beautiful Himalayas and then trek down to Pokhara and afternoon flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. Trekking: 2 hrs (Breakfast Included)

More About Pokhara: Pokhara is a adventure hub of Nepal which offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, five peaks of Annapurna range and others. Numerous lakes of Pokhara offer fishing, boating and swimming, the city itself is popular as city of lakes. Pokhara is situated in centre of Nepal and it is nestled in a region of awesome natural beauty. The valley is filled with lush vegetations, swift flowing rivers and dotted with clear, shimmering lakes. It is one of the major towns of Nepal. Providing a perfect gateway from the chaotic life in the cities. Pokhara is the blessed with the backdrop of the one of the most dramatic sceneries in the world. A 140 Km of Panorama made up of towering Himalaya ranges seen close enough to be touched on a clear day. So if you have time, we suggest to stay a night in Pokhara and savor the natural beauty it offers.

Day 05: Final Departure

Today your Annapurna short trek  comes to an end. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour will take you to the airport for your flight back home. We are sure our service and the Himalayas hospitality has captivated you to come back again!

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Max. Altitude : 1,615m Group Size : min 1, max 12 Best Season : Jan to June, Sep to Dec Activities : Trekking and Tour Accomodation : We will four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu   during trekking; we will spend 2nights in Annapurna panorama   Trekking   best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; the Annapurna Region. Meals : During our Annapurna short trekking   Rapid 2 Days Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot sizeable fruits chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner and breakfast will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A   farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu. Transportation : car, plane Starts From : Kathmandu Ends In : Kathmandu