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Short ABC Trek - 9 Days

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Annapurna Base Camp (4130 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Taking a flight to Pokhara is equivalent to taking a mountain flight with lots of mountain vistas.
  • Discover the beauty of a leisurely hike in the highlands while breathing in the pure mountain air.
  • Enjoy the world-class hiking route, which is brimming with breathtaking natural features including green hills, valleys, rivers, forests, and mountains hidden behind the shadow of the Annapurna massifs.
  • Visit ethnic communities like Birethati, Jhinu Danda, Chhomrung, Sinuwa, and Deurali to observe the way of life of the locals.
  • Experience the dawn above the Annapurna gigantic and the sunset over Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) peak.
  • Witness breathtaking mountain peaks including Fishtail (6993m), Nilgiri (7061m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna I (8091m), and Annapurna II (7647m).
  • With a quick trekking journey to ABC, see the base camps of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna.
  • Immerse yourself in Jhinu Danda's magnificent natural Hot Spring (Tatopani).
  • A day in Pokhara, a city blessed with natural beauty, to see the captivating landmarks, such as the stunning Phewa Lake.

Short ABC Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, and for good reason. This trek offers a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure that is hard to find elsewhere. The Annapurna region is home to some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in the world, and the Short ABC Trek allows you to experience these mountains up close and personal.

As you trek higher, the landscape becomes more rugged and the views of the mountains become more spectacular. Along the way, you will pass through several traditional villages such as Ghandruk, Chomrong, and Dovan, which offer a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. These villages also serve as great places to rest, replenish supplies, and spend the night. One of the highlights of the Short ABC Trek is the stunning views of the Annapurna range. You will have the opportunity to see some of the most famous mountains in the world, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and of course, the majestic Annapurna itself. The Annapurna base camp, located at an altitude of 4,130 meters, offers panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range and is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and take some unforgettable photos.

The short ABC Trek is a challenging but rewarding experience that requires a good level of fitness and preparation. It is important to note that altitude sickness can be a concern, so it is essential to take the necessary precautions and acclimatize properly. The best time for booking a short ABC Trek is from September to November and March to May, as the weather is the most stable during these months.

Starting with a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the Short ABC Trek Itinerary begins. After that, you will take a private vehicle from Pokhara to Siwai, where the trip begins. The route to Chomrong from Siwai will take you via lush rhododendron and bamboo woods, breathtaking terraced farms, and suspension bridges. Views of the Machhapuchre and Annapurna massifs are available as you go to Chomrong. The next day, you will depart Chomrong and go to Dovan. Now, as your road continues through more rhododendrons and bamboo trees, you will see that it is gradually ascending.

Your Short ABC Trek route will leave Dovan on the fourth day and go toward Deurali through Modi Khola, the Himalayas, and Hinku Cave. The most interesting day of your Short ABC Trek Itinerary will be Day 5, as you will get the opportunity to visit two Base Camps. After passing Machhapuchhre Base Camp, proceed through Modi Khola Glacier Valley in the direction of Annapurna Base Camp. You may obtain stunning views of Hiunchuli, the Annapurna ranges, including Annapurna I, Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre, from Annapurna Base Camp. You will spend the night at Annapurna Base Camp.

On the sixth day of the Short ABC Trek journey, the descent begins after spending the night at the Annapurna Base Camp and ends in Sinuwa. You will depart Sinuwa and go to Jhinu Danda the next morning. When you get to Jhinu Danda, you may unwind in the local natural hot springs. Once you have had a wonderful time in Jhinu Dada, your short AB C Trek will lead you to Siwai, from where you may drive to Pokhara. The rest of the day will be spent touring the fascinating Pokhara Valley, shopping, or boating on Phewa Lake. Your Short ABC Trek will come to an end the next morning after you finish eating breakfast and board a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu. This trek is a condensed version of our 14-day Annapurna Base Camp trek, making it simpler and adding additional rest breaks along the way.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Short ABC Trek Detailed Itinerary, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the short ABC Trek, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Booking with us

  • International and Domestic Airport Pickup And Drop off service
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Free Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Map
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek

What You Can Expect from Short ABC Trek?

The Short ABC Trek is a condensed version of the full trek, allowing you to experience the highlights of the Annapurna region in a shorter amount of time.

  • You can expect to experience the same stunning mountain landscapes and cultural diversity as the full trek but in a shorter time frame. Along the way, you will pass through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages such as Ghandruk and Chomrong.
  • One of the main highlights of the short ABC Trek is the stunning views of the Annapurna range. As you trek higher, you will have the opportunity to see some of the most famous mountains in the world, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and of course, the majestic Annapurna itself.
  • You can also expect to experience the local culture and way of life along the way. The traditional villages you pass through offer a glimpse into the daily lives of the local people and their customs and traditions.
  • Short ABC Trek is also a great opportunity to meet and interact with local people and learn about their culture and way of life.
  • Despite being a shorter trek, the short ABC Trek is still a challenging hike that requires a good level of fitness and preparation. It is important to note that altitude sickness can be a concern, so it is essential to take the necessary precautions and acclimatize properly.

Is Short ABC Trek Suitable For You?

  • The short ABC Trek is a great option for those who want to experience the highlights of the Annapurna region in a shorter amount of time.
  • The short ABC Trekking is a challenging hike that requires a good level of fitness and preparation. It involves trekking for several hours a day, sometimes on steep and rocky terrain, and reaching altitudes of over 4,000 meters. If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are not used to physical activity, it is important to consult with your doctor before embarking on this trek.
  • If you are a seasoned trekker or have experience hiking in the mountains, the short ABC Trek may be suitable for you. However, it is important to note that altitude sickness can be a concern, so it is essential to take the necessary precautions and acclimatize properly.
  • If you are a first-time hiker, the short ABC Trek may still be suitable for you, but it's important to consider your own fitness level and experience. You can always start with a shorter trek or hire a guide or a porter to make the journey easier for you.
  • It's also important to keep in mind that the short ABC Trek can be affected by unpredictable weather conditions, so it's important to be prepared for any eventualities. Having the right gear, clothing, and equipment for the trek is essential.

Preparation for Short ABC Trek

Preparing for the Short ABC Trek is crucial for a successful and enjoyable experience. Proper preparation will ensure that you are physically and mentally ready for the trek and that you have all the necessary gear, clothing, and equipment.

  • Physical preparation: The short ABC Trek is a challenging hike that requires a good level of fitness. In order to prepare for the trek, it is important to start a regular exercise routine several months before the trek. This can include cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming, and strength training exercises such as weightlifting or resistance training. It's also important to do some specific training such as hiking, stair climbing, or carrying a heavy backpack.
  • Mental preparation: The short ABC Trek can be mentally challenging, especially when it comes to dealing with altitude sickness, unpredictable weather conditions, and long days of hiking. It is important to be mentally prepared for these challenges and to have a positive attitude.
  • Gear, Clothing, and Equipment: Having the right gear, clothing, and equipment is essential for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. It's important to have the right hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, a good quality backpack, a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, a headlamp, a water filter, and a first aid kit.
  • Acclimatization: The short ABC Trek takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters, which can cause altitude sickness. To avoid altitude sickness, it's important to acclimatize properly by spending at least one night in Pokhara, and then gradually increasing altitude.
  • Research: Researching the trek and the route is an important step in preparing for the short ABC Trek. It's important to know the distance, elevation, and trail conditions, as well as the best time of year to go, the availability of accommodation, and the estimated cost of the trek.

Short ABC Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers Short ABC Trek Cost based on group size, which starts from US$ 560 - US$ 720 per person. Please follow the below table for the cost details.

No. of Pxshort ABC Trek cost detailsSend Inquiry
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2 to 4USD 720Send Inquiry
5 to 10USD 660Send Inquiry

Note: If you want to discuss more regarding the short ABC Trek Itinerary and Cost, feel free to Contact or WhatsApp us. We are available 24x7 for you.

Day to Day Itinerary
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Our agent will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport. In addition, to help you check in, he will provide you with a private trip to the hotel. You might choose to relax at your hotel after a long journey or explore some of Kathmandu's beautiful sights. You will meet your guide and receive any equipment that is missing as well as information on the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary during the overnight trek briefing.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel

Your flight to Pokhara will depart from Kathmandu Domestic Airport after our driver picks you up from your accommodation in Kathmandu. Your trekking party will be picked up by our driver at the Pokhara airport and driven to Siwai in around two to three hours. You will have lunch once you get to Siwai. You will begin your Annapurna Short Trekking Itinerary to Chomrong after lunch with a refreshment while climbing stone stairs and taking in the breathtaking scenery with farm remnants.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 2 to 3 Hours
  • 5 Kilometers

After breakfast in Chomrong, your Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek will start. From Chomrong, your hiking route will go through stone stairs that lead down to Chomrong Khola, where you will cross a suspension bridge. After there, you will travel upward to reach Sinuwa. You will arrive at Bamboo crossing Khuldighar after a brief trek through the woods and a short, flat descent. You will descend steeply to Dovan, the gorge's bottom, after passing through a soggy bamboo grove.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 8.6 Kilometers

Due to a nearby temple, loud noises are prohibited in the jungle on the route between Dovan and Himalaya. As a result, the walk is quiet. The Short ABC Trek route has several waterfalls and first passes through bamboo woods before switching to rhododendron forests. As you continue up the route to Hinku cave after reaching Himalaya, clearings and glacial rivers become visible. After a short distance, the route initially descends to the river before rising once again to reach Deurali, which gives fascinating views of the valley below. Accommodations for the night in a Deurali guesthouse.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 7.7 Kilometers

After a strenuous ascent, you will arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp on the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route from Deurali. Views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli and other mountains are spectacular since they can be seen from all directions. A more significant, less vegetated path leads to ABC. Awareness of potential risks is advised since the area is vulnerable to avalanches. Mountain vistas get more straightforward as you ascend from MBC. Awe-inspiring views of snow-covered mountains, such as the Annapurna range, Singuchuli, Macchhapuchhre, Tent Peak, etc., may be seen from Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 6.9 Kilometers

You will see a stunning dawn today above the sparkling Alps. At sunrise, the peaks' 360-degree alignment is magnificent. Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Singu Chuli, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South all have imposing appearances. The view is breathtaking. Your Annapurna Short Trekking Route will return to Sinuwa after viewing the dawn. You will say farewell to the captivating views of the snow-capped Himalayas on the way back. Through Deurali, Himalaya, Bamboo, Dovan, and Macchapuchre Base Camp, you will make your way back. It feels fantastic to go through these towns. Interacting with the locals will be possible. If you like, you may learn more about their culture, way of life, customs, and religions. You will arrive in Sinuwa after several hours of hiking.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 19 Kilometers

Your short trip to Annapurna Base Camp will end on this day. You will go to Chomorong after a delightful breakfast in Sinuwa, passing Tilche and a suspension bridge. You will arrive at Jhinu Danda after a 45-minute descent. Lunch will be served in Jhinu Danda, a natural hot springs destination. You will continue your journey from Jhinu Danda to Siwai, where you may pick up a private vehicle and travel to Pokhara. Pokhara can be reached in around 3 hours. After arriving in Pokhara, you may spend the evening shopping, visiting the area, or perhaps taking a boat out on Phewa Lake.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast, and Lunch
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 10 Kilometers

You will board a tourist bus this morning after waking up in Pokhara to travel back to Kathmandu. The 205 kilometers separating Pokhara from Kathmandu follow the enthralling Marsyangdi River and the Trishuli River. The route from Pokhara to Kathmandu passes through various attractive market areas, including Damauli bazaar, Dumre bazaar, Mugling Bazaar, and others. The course also offers breathtaking vistas of hills, rivers, and mountains covered in snow. When you arrive in the Kathmandu valley, a crew member will be waiting to welcome you and show you to your accommodation so you can freshen up before spending your final evening in Nepal shopping or touring Thamel, which finally concludes your Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek successfully.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

Three hours prior to departure, we arrange an airport shuttle service based on your scheduled departure time. If you have more time, we can arrange for you to do some side trips, or you may go exploring on your own.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Pick up from Kathmandu international airport
    • 2 night’s standard accommodation in Kathmandu BB base
    • Flight ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu including airport transportation
    • 1 night’s standard accommodation in Pokhara on BB base
    • 5 nights’ accommodation while you are on trekking (tea houses)
    • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
    • TIMS permits (Trekking Information Management System)
    • 1 Professional Trekking Guide, all necessary insurance, meals, and allowances
    • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking
    • Private vehicle to Siwai (trek start point) from Pokhara
    • Private transport to Pokhara from a trek endpoint (Siwai)
    • One map of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (between 2 people)
    • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (return after the trip) 
    • Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking stuff
    • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-shirt and achievement certificate
    • Tourist bus ticket to Kathmandu from Pokhara
    • Farewell dinner in Thamel before your departure from Nepal 
    • Airport drop for your final departure from Thamel
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare, Nepal visa fees, and travel insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, drinks, donations, etc.
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek, if you would like to take a porter it will cost you USD 120/porter.
    • Tips for guides and porters (expected at the end of trek)
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    • If you want to cancel the trip for any reason, you can let us know at least 30 days in advance. Wewill refund your deposit. If you want to cancel the trip within a 30-day period, we will keep your deposit until you find out the next schedule.
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    Useful Info

    Best Time and season to do short ABC Trek: 

    The best time to go on the short ABC Trek depends on your preference for weather and trail conditions. However, the most popular time to trek is during the autumn season, which is September to November, and the spring season, which is March to May.

    • During the autumn season, the weather is dry and clear, making it the best time to trek for clear views of the Annapurna mountain range. The temperatures are also mild during this time, making it comfortable for hiking. Additionally, the autumn season also coincides with the festival of Dashain and Tihar, which is an added cultural experience.
    • The spring season is also an ideal time for the short ABC Trek, as the weather is mild and the rhododendrons and other flowers are in full bloom. The temperatures are also mild during this time, making it comfortable for hiking.
    • The monsoon season, which is June to August, is not considered the best time to go on the short ABC tre, as the trail can be slippery and the views are often obstructed by clouds.
    • The winter season, which is December to February, can also be challenging as the weather is cold and the trail can be icy, making it hard to trek. However, if you are an experienced trekker and are well prepared for the cold weather, it can be an exciting time to trek as the mountain views are clearer and the trail is less crowded.

    In conclusion, the best time to go on the short ABC Trek is during the autumn and spring seasons, which are September to November and March to May, respectively.

    Food during short ABC Trek: 

    The nine-day Annapurna Base Camp Quick Trek will include seven breakfasts, six lunches, and six dinners provided by Green Valley Nepal Treks. The tea house or lodge where you spend the night will provide both breakfast and dinner. You will get lunch at a good tea house on the way to your next destination.

    The majority of the breakfast items served during the short ABC trek include chapati, bread, pancakes, French toast, and eggs, along with tea or coffee. One of Nepal's traditional dishes is dal bhat. Rice is referred to as Bhat and lentil soup as Dal. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods like chicken soup, pickles, etc. are served with the dal bhat. You can have dal bhat for lunch and dinner. Indeed, Dal Bhat is a fantastic hiking food. Also included is an unlimited refill. Additionally, there are Western lunch selections, noodle soups, and momo (steamed dumplings). You will also have the opportunity to taste Gurung cuisine. One such cuisine is called dhido, which is a porridge consisting of maize, buckwheat, barley, or millet. Most frequently, it is consumed with local chicken soup. Similarly to that, buffalo meat that has been smoke-dried can be consumed as sukuti. Similarly, you may have Gurung or Tibetan bread, which are fried, compacted, savory or sweet doughnuts.

    Water service is available at every tea house. Although the short ABC Trek paths are home to several beautiful rivers and waterfalls, it is not advisable to consume the water directly. It is necessary to carry at least one LifeStraw water purifying pill. While hiking along the ABC routes, you may also query locals on the quality of the water supply.

    Accommodation during short ABC Trek: 

    In comparison to your short ABC Trek in the Himalayas, the lodging in Kathmandu and Pokhara is significantly nicer. Mountain lodges or sizable family residences serve as tea houses. These are made larger to accommodate visitors. These cottages used to provide food and tea to excursion groups, which is how the title became adopted.

    Tea houses often provide twin-sharing accommodations with or without associated bathrooms. Communal restrooms are available in rooms without associated toilets. The beds in the rooms contain cushions and mattresses. Additionally, blankets are offered and, in certain places, might serve as extra blankets. The lower-elevation tea houses are often multi-story concrete structures with individual rooms and adjoining bathrooms designed in the West. But as you get higher, the accommodations get more primitive. A room in the dorm style is offered in most base camps. Dining takes place in the living room. In the spacious communal areas of the tea houses, you may meet trekkers from all over the world.

    Short ABC Trek Difficulty

    The short ABC Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and preparation. The trek involves hiking for several hours a day, sometimes on steep and rocky terrain, and reaching altitudes of over 4,000 meters. The trail can be challenging as the terrain is rocky and uneven, with steep ascents and descents. There are also several river crossings and steep steps that can be difficult to navigate. Additionally, the altitude can be a concern as the trail takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters, which can cause altitude sickness.

    The trek also requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The daily trekking can be demanding, especially when it comes to carrying a heavy backpack and hiking for several hours a day. The trail can also be affected by unpredictable weather conditions, which can make the trek more challenging. It's important to be prepared for any eventualities and to have the right gear, clothing, and equipment for the trek.

    The Necessity of Travel Insurance for short ABC Trek: 

    Travel insurance is an essential part of preparing for the Short ABC Trek. It not only provides financial protection in case of unexpected events but also peace of mind during your journey.

    • Medical coverage: The short ABC Trekking takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters, which can cause altitude sickness. Travel insurance will provide coverage for any medical expenses incurred due to altitude sickness or other illnesses or injuries that may occur during the trek.
    • Emergency evacuation: Travel insurance will cover the cost of emergency evacuation in case of an accident or injury. This can be crucial in remote areas where medical facilities are limited.
    • Trip cancellation and interruption: Travel insurance will provide coverage for any unexpected cancellations or interruptions of your trip due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, injury, or natural disasters.
    • Lost or stolen personal belongings: Travel insurance will provide coverage for any lost or stolen personal belongings during the trek. This includes items such as cameras, laptops, and other valuables.
    • Travel delay: Travel insurance will provide coverage for any unexpected travel delays due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellations or natural disasters.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Short ABC Trek: 

    Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a common condition that can occur when trekking to high altitudes, such as the Short ABC Trek, which takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters. It occurs due to the lower amount of oxygen at high altitudes, and it can affect anyone, regardless of their physical fitness or age. Symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. If left untreated, altitude sickness can lead to more severe conditions such as High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), which can be life-threatening.

    To prevent altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimatize properly. This means taking your time and allowing your body to adjust to the altitude gradually. It's also important to stay hydrated and to eat well during the trek. Here are some remedies for altitude sickness:

    • Diamox: Diamox is a medication that can be taken to help prevent altitude sickness. It works by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood, and it can be taken before and during the trek.
    • Rest: Resting and taking it easy is an essential part of preventing altitude sickness. It's important to avoid overexerting yourself and to take regular breaks during the trek.
    • Hydration: Staying hydrated is crucial in preventing altitude sickness. It's important to drink enough water and avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can dehydrate the body.
    • Oxygen: If you are experiencing severe symptoms of altitude sickness, an oxygen canister can be used to supplement the oxygen in your body.
    • Descend: If the symptoms are severe, it's important to descend to a lower altitude, where the air is thicker and contains more oxygen.

    Packing List for Short ABC: 

    Packing for the Short ABC Trek can seem overwhelming, but with the right gear and equipment, it can be a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here is a list of essential items to pack for the trek:

    • Backpack: A comfortable and durable backpack is essential for carrying all of your gear and equipment during the trek. It should have enough capacity for all of your belongings and be easy to adjust for a comfortable fit.
    • Sleeping bag: A warm and comfortable sleeping bag is essential for staying warm during colder nights on the trek. It should be rated for temperatures below freezing, and it should be lightweight and easy to pack.
    • Clothing: It's important to pack warm and waterproof clothing, including a jacket, gloves, hat, and thermal layers. It's also important to pack comfortable and durable hiking boots and several pairs of hiking socks.
    • Headlamp: A headlamp is essential for navigating the trail during the night and for camping. It should be waterproof and have a long-lasting battery.
    • Water bottles: It's important to bring enough water bottles to stay hydrated during the trek. It's recommended to bring at least 2-3 liters of water per day.
    • First-Aid kit: A first-aid kit should include basic medical supplies such as band-aids, pain relievers, and anti-inflammatory medication.
    • Trekking poles: Trekking poles can be helpful for stability on uneven terrain and for relieving the pressure on your knees during descents.
    • Personal hygiene items: It's important to bring personal hygiene items such as wet wipes, toilet paper, and a small towel to keep yourself clean during the trek.
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses: Sunscreen and sunglasses are important to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays at high altitudes.

    For the details of the packing list, please open the recommended equipment list page:

    Short ABC Trek Guide and Safety Major: 

    The Short ABC Trek is a challenging but rewarding journey that takes you to the base of one of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges. To ensure a safe and successful trek, it's essential to have a knowledgeable and experienced guide who can provide you with the necessary information and support.

    • Knowledge of the trail: A good guide will have extensive knowledge of the trail and the surrounding area, including the best routes, camping sites, and local customs. They will also be able to provide information on the local weather, flora, and fauna, as well as the best times to trek.
    • Safety: A guide will be able to provide information on the potential hazards of the trek, such as altitude sickness, and will be able to provide first aid and emergency assistance if necessary. They will also be able to provide information on the best practices for staying safe on the trail, such as proper hydration, and how to avoid accidents.
    • Language: A guide will be able to speak the local language, which can be helpful when communicating with locals and other trekkers.
    • Cultural knowledge: A guide will be able to provide information on the local culture, customs, and traditions, which can be a valuable part of the trekking experience.
    • Support: A guide will be able to provide support and assistance with carrying gear, setting up camp, and other tasks that may be challenging during the trek.

    Short ABC Trek Booking Procedure: 

    Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you can confidently reserve Short ABC Trek Package. To reserve this trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment on our website via bank transfer, western union, or online. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      Great Service by Green Valley Nepal Treks

      Have been using Green Valley on a number of treks. As always, great service from Arjun and his team. We had a wonderful 7-day trek to ABC with Gopal and his team of porters. They have been very professional, constantly checking on us and ensuring that everyone is well taken care of.

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      LM TDecember 30, 2022Australia
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      Amazing Trip - Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

      The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek experience was amazing from beginning to end. Before the journey, Arjun, who oversaw the logistics, was tremendously helpful, providing all the information required and responding to any queries. Gopal, my wonderful tour guide, went above and above to make this a wonderful experience! He was always concerned for my welfare and watched out for me while I was sick the first few days with a cold. He made it really comfortable, pleasurable, educational, and amusing. He would make a fantastic guide, in my opinion. We had such a beautiful view of the mountains, and I will for sure join Green Valley Nepal Treks on another trek in the future!

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      RobertApril 30, 2022Thailand
    FAQs
    • Yes, you definitely require trekking permits and they are:

      • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
      • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)

      You may rely on Green Valley Nepal Treks to assist you with all the documentation required to obtain these permits.

    • Here are a few tips from our experienced guides to avoid altitude sickness;

      • Slow ascend with proper rest and acclimatization
      • Drink enough water to get hydrated
      • Consume enough balanced diet food
      • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and tobacco during the trek
      • Get prepared physically and mentally for the trek
    • Yes, it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance when participating in the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. The trek takes place in a remote region with limited access to medical facilities, so it is important to have insurance in case of an emergency. Additionally, the trek involves some challenging conditions and there is always a risk of accidents or illnesses, so it's a good idea to have insurance to protect yourself financially.

    • You must make reservations for this walk in the spring (March, April, and May) and autumn seasons (September, October, and November) in order to complete this trek without extra trouble such as snow and slippery road. These months include bright skies, a variety of flowers in bloom, and lush rainforest. If you are lucky, you could come across a variety of wild animals.

    • Yes, trekkers will get Wi-Fi at several guesthouses for a nominal fee. In lower hills, it could function properly, but in the mountains, the connection might not be reliable, making it difficult for hikers to use the internet anytime they need to.

    • Yes, all guesthouses and lodges will have charging stations, however occasionally there may be load shedding issues, so it's best to have a power bank or extra batteries.

    • One option for getting water is to purchase mineral water bottles from stores located along the paths. Another way to purify tap or stream water before drinking is by bringing reusable water bottles and other types of water purification agents with you. The teahouses and the numerous streams and rivers along the path also offer the opportunity to replenish water bottles. We suggest drinking boiling water when you are at your lodge. Those who insist on exclusively drinking mineral water should be prepared to spend a little bit more money because the cost of bottled water increases as you move higher up.

    • It is possible to take a hot shower that is prepared by gas; these showers are referred to as gas showers or bucket showers. Due to the extreme cold, we normally wouldn't choose to take showers over 4000 meters.

    • You will be staying in Teahouses because there aren't many hotels in the mountains, especially the higher you go. As a result, your accommodation may be anything from a private single or double room to a bed in a communal. The lodging is quite minimal, and you usually share shower and restroom facilities with other hikers. Every teahouse offers a communal eating area with a wide selection of regional and western cuisine, as well as hot beverages like coffee and any type of tea found in the highlands.

    • There are no issues at all for vegetarians because lodges often provide vegetarian meals. Additionally, in order to prevent food poisoning, we constantly advise our clients to consume vegetarian meals. High altitude meals that are not vegetarian are unsafe for the stomach.

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