Annapurna base camp trek 5 days is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. This is the short version of the standard Annapurna base camp trek which usually takes 7-12 days. Those who do not have enough time for a standard Annapurna base camp trek can do the 5-day Annapurna base camp trek. The trek offers magnificent views of the sky touching Annapurna ranges, many waterfalls and vivid landscapes from sub-tropical to alpine. The short trek offers the complete experience of the high Himalayas of Annapurna as it takes you to the base of Mt Annapurna 8091 Meters. The south Annapurna base camp is the ultimate destination of this 5 days trek which is elevated at the altitude of 4130 meters.
The short Annapurna base camp trek for 5 days is the shortest Annapurna base camp trek itinerary. This one is suitable for those who have a week and still want to explore the beauty of the Annapurna base camp. The Annapurna base camp trek offers the unique experience of the local cultures and people along with the best Himalayan scenery. The hike starts with the drive to Samrung from where trekkers start the trek and finish it there. It will be just 5 days and can even be 6 days too if you stay last night in Jhinu for a Hot spring. If you drive in the evening to Pokhara it will be just 5 days Annapurna base camp trek. The trek allows trekkers to witness the Himalayan Annapurna Himalayan ranges at a distance of 1km. Namely, you can see the Annapurna 8,091 M Mountain range. Annapurna South 7,219 M, Fishtail 6,997 M, Gangapurna 7,445 M, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tent Peak, Baraha Sikhar and many other peaks.
5 days trek, 2 days in Kathmandu 2 days in Pokhara Total 9 days in Nepal
4130 Meter, Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Samrung Near Jhinu
Spring and Autumn Season
TIMS and ACCAP Permits
Annapurna base camp trek 5 days highlights
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara or a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara with the stunning Himalayas view.
Walk around the lakeside of the Pokhara
Scenic Annapurna Himalayas view while doing the jeep drive to Samrung from Pokhara
Multiple suspension bridge crossing
Local people and their cultures along the trek trails
Trek through the Modi river bank covered with dense rhododendron and bamboo forests
Multiple waterfalls and icefalls and glaciers
Close view of Mt Annapurna 8091 Meters, Annapurna South 7,219 Meters, Annapurna III 7,445 Meters, Mt Fishtails 6,993 Meters, Gangapurna 7,555 Meters, Tent Peak and many other peaks.
Annapurna base camp trek 5 days best time
The time for the trek is an extremely important factor because the experience of the trek depends on the time. Simply time is vital for the best experience. It is also very important that due to the time limit trekkers must know which time is good for them to experience and they can take the decision before they travel. Spring and Autumn(fall) season are the best seasons to explore the Annapurna base camp within a 5 days time frame.
1. Autumn Seasons
In general, the autumn season starts at the end of September and last till the second or third week of December. The period in between is the best time to do the 5-day Annapurna base camp hike. Due to the post-monsoon season, the possibility of rain is very low, the sky is clear, and you can see the mountain very clearly. The time is neither hot nor cold so you can have a very good temperature during this period. the countryside as well as you can also see the people are ready to harvest rice at this time. This time is considered the best time of the year to trek.
2. Spring Seasons
The last week of February, March, April and May months known as a spring season trek time in Nepal. The visibility and sky are very clean and you can see the best view of the mountains. There is less chance of rainfall and snowfall around the trekking areas. This allows trekkers to enjoy the trek very much. In the trekking trails, the forest gets different types of flowers. You can see the rhododendron forest gets totally colourful because of the flowers this time.
3. Monsoon seasons
Trekkers can trek in Annapurna base camp throughout the year but June July is a rainy season, leeches, floods, landslides and a cloudy sky are the problem of this time. You can not enjoy the trek this time plus there are different types of natural obstacles.
4. Winter season
December and January are the coldest months, in this month the temperature is very cold, and the weather is mostly cloudy so it means you can not see a good view of the Himalayas. You can choose any month by seeing your time.
Annapurna base camp trek 5 days cost [Cheap cost]
Annapurna base camp trek 5 days cost/price from 250$, 450$ and 550$ on Bronze, Silver and Gold schemes we offer. This cost is based on assuming 2 people trekking basis. The single-person trekking cost will be more because in 2 people the cost is shared. The cheapest cost we offer is Guide, porter and permit service and the silver and gold prices are full board packages. We can also offer you a discount if you connect with us.
Bronze Price 250$
Silver Price 450$
Gold Price 550$
Guide, Porter, Permits, Transportations and Government service charge
Food and Accomodations, Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Guide, Porter, TIMS Permits, ACCAP Permits, Transportations by local bus , Food and Accomodations and Government service charge
Alchoholic Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Guide, Porter, TIMS Permits, ACCAP Permits Transportations, Food and Accomodations, Tea, Coffee, and Government service charge
Alchoholic Drinks, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
How hard is Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek 5 Days?
The 5-day Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate type of trek. Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters. This is not a high-altitude base camp, so trekkers should not worry about the AMS but precautions should be done. The daily trekking time is 6-8 hours because it is a short hike with a significant amount of distance. The trails to Annapurna Base Camp are well-maintained, and in some areas, there are many stairs to make it easier for trekkers. Some trekkers find this annoying, but it is done for their convenience. The stairs are made for the monsoon season easy because in monsoon the trails become muddy and slippery. Generally, trekkers will not have to climb difficult slopes or walk on icy trails very much. However, it can be more difficult during snowfall, as this makes the trails icy and slippery. In addition, there is a lower risk of altitude sickness. Ups and downs with a series of stone steps are part of the Annapurna Base Camp hikes. The availability of teahouses makes the trek easier on these routes. Overall, if you are able to walk 6-8 hours a day on mountainous terrain, you can easily complete the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Annapurna base camp trek 5 days itinerary
Day 01: Drive to Samrung then trek to Lower Sinuwa 1800 Meters 8-9 Hours
The trek formally starts today with a drive to Samrung from Pokhara. Kiumi is the last station that the jeep goes from Pokhara. The Jeep ride takes around 3 hours and is very enjoyable with stunning Himalayan scenery and green hills. The road to Kiumi is not that good at last but at the start, it is quite ok. There is a tourist check-post at Birethanti where permits are checked to enter the trekking of the Annapurna base camp. When you arrive at Kiumi, you can see the stunning view of Mt Fishtail, Annapurna south 7219 Meters, Himchuli 6400 Meters and Landruk villages. The trek starts from Kiumi which goes to the north following the Modi River upstream and you will see the longest suspension bridge in the Annapurna Region. Just crossing the bridge you will arrive at Jhinu Village. Jhinu is a small settlement and a very good place to enjoy natural hot springs. The hot spring is 15 minutes from Jhinu on the Bank of the Modi River. From Jhinu, the trek goes up climbing stairs to Chomrong which takes around 2 hours. Chomrong offers the best view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges and it is the biggest Gurung village on the Annapurna base camp trails. Here you can see Gurung cultures, traditions and lifestyles and how they farm. Going down from Chomrong we cross another bridge and climb up to Lower Sinuwa. The Lower Sinuwa is the destination for today.
Day 02: Trek from Lower Sinuwa to Deurali 3200 Meters, 8-9 Hours
You will go through the private vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul, During the drive, you can see magnificent Annapurna range, Fishtail and Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal. You can also see how local do their traditional farming while driving, it takes 1.30 hours to 2 hours to reach in Nayapool. From here you start the trek. The permit checking office will check your permit in Birethanti, You will trek through the bank of the small river until you reach to Tikhedunga then climb 2 hours to reach ulleri.
Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani 2875 Meters, 12-15 KM, 6-7 Hours
The trek starts from climbing the stairs to Banthanti. from Banthanti the trail goes through inside the forest, the stairs are very less until we climb to Nangethanti. Nangethati is a lunch place where we do lunch, a place located inside the forest is relaxing. After lunch, we need to walk 1 hour further to reach Ghorepani
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani 2675 Meters, 15-18 KM, 6-7 Hours
Early in the morning, we go to see the sunrise over the mountain from Poon Hill 3210 Meter. when you back to Ghorepani, you will do breakfast. Heaving breakfast you start your trek. Today trek is fantastic cause you to walk through the ridge of the hill until deurali, you can taste the local cheese of this place, the trails descent down until the river before Tadapani. From here you need to climb 30 minutes to Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong 2170 Meters, 12-15 KM, 6-7 Hours
We need to go down a lot today. Tadapani is the top of the hill, We need to go down Gurjung which takes around 2 hours, after crossing the bridge the trail slowly climb up until you reach to chomrong, You spend your 1 night here.
Day 07: Chomrong to Himalaya 2900 Meters, 17-23 Km, 8-9 Hours
Following the bank of Modi river, we trek towards north valley. the trail passes the big forest and bamboo bushes. You can see some wildlife if you are lucky enough. We will do lunch at Dovan before we reach to Himalaya. From Himalaya the trails goes upstream of the rivers till the Hincu Cave. Hincu cave to Deurali it takes 15 Minutes.
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna base camp 4130 Meters, 14-16 KM, 5-6 Hours
We trek up to Machhapurche base camp through the bank of Modi river, and bottom of Fishtail mountain, This is quite a dangerous area because of an avalanche, Bagar is a place where most of the time avalanche falls. Aftercrossing the bagar you will reach to MBC. Together with the glance of the great himalayas you walk till the base of the Mt Annapurna which is known as a Annapurna base camp.
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo 2600 Meters, 24-28 KM, 8-9 Hours
You will see the spectacular view of the mountain ranges from the Annapurna base camp and sunrise on it. Heaving the breakfast we go decends down to Dovan for lunch and further trek to Bamboo.
Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu 1400 Meters, 10-12KM, 5-6 Hours
As we leave the bamboo we climb a bit then straight walk until Sinuwa. From Sinuwa we can see Jhinu. Descending down to Chomrong river then climb to Chomrong we again go down to Jhinu. A hot spring pool is here. you can enjoy the day in the hot spring.
Day 11: Jhinu to Pokhara
This is our last day, as we cross the bridge we climb a bit then head to Kiumi, from here you will take the jeep to reach in Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 13: Your departure day
Annapurna base camp trek cost includes
Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
Langtang National park permits
Seasonal Fruits if possible
First Aid Box
All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
Great Annapurna Trek, lifetime experience
Rated 5 out of 5
January 29, 2023
I booked a 10-day trek around the Annapurna region with Nepal Trek Hub. From the beginning of Communication, I was asking so many questions regarding Annapurna Trek. Every time I got my answer so quickly. Shreeram was the best man to solve each and every query regarding this Annapurna Trek. I had so much information regarding the Annapurna Trekking so I was well prepared regarding types of equipment and gear. On arrival, Shreeram Pick Up me from the airport. We had a nice conversation in hotel regarding my trip. My Guide Rajesh was there to meet me and afterwards, rajesh took care of everything. He was hero of my trip not only as a guide but also as a friend. As I am alone I was frightened that I could be board but that thing did not happen to me as Rajesh was so funny
Being single it is hard to get the accommodation in Annapurna as I understood myself, but my guide managed me super accommodation everyday. We were doing Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Annapurna Base Camp. As my guide was Encyclopedia, I understood many things regarding Nepal such as how Nepal formed. What is its history? What are the culture and ethnicity? Language, politics, rural life and many other things that other travellers do not care about.
I was so lucky in terms of weather because from the start of my trek to end, it was crystal clear weather so I saw many mountains, terrains and landscapes. It was also good to see the rhododendron flowers blooming in the forest. I enjoyed the mesmerizing view of the Forest and mountains.
I saw Mt.Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Fishtail mountain and many other beautiful peaks around the region. It was quite narrow valley but the scenery was amazing itself plus I got more impression that the local porters were carrying 60-70 kg easily in baskets to the hotel’s supplies. And the more interesting thing is they were in flip-flops.
Overall, my experience with Nepal Trek Hub was super. They were kind and helpful as well as very professional in their profession. They are about the client’s need and what they want. They were also very happy to customize the trip even in office or in Trip as well. I can recommend to anyone who is going to Nepal for any trip.
Response from Nepal Trek Hub
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Amazing Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Rated 5 out of 5
January 22, 2023
in short.. (after several times failing to write long reviews)
it was an amazing trek, fully helped by a great team at Nepal Trek Hub.
Ram and his team (Som our helpful local guide, and Gurung a friendly porter) have helped us make this trip possible.
Looking forward to seeing this team again next year (VisitNepal2020) to go to Everest Base Camp.
Response from Nepal Trek Hub
thank you so much for your valuable review regarding our service. I hope you had a great time with our staff on the Annapurna base camp trek and learn something about Nepal.
Frequently asked question Regarding Annapurna base camp family trek faq
Below we have mentioned some question regarding Annapurna base camp family trek faq, that are asked by frequent hikers/traveler before they do Annapurna base camp trek. you can get basic information from here, however if it still does not satisfy your question please ask question to us
When is the best season to do Annapurna Base camp family trek?
October to November is best season to do Annapurna base camp trek. In this time the weather is very good, clear sky for whole day so you can see mountain very clearly. On this time you can also see the rice filed. The second best season is March and April because this time The rhododendron flower bloom.
How long we have to walk per day, and how difficult it is?
Trekkers are required to walk 6-7 hours during the trek days. It is not that very difficult but you need to climb stairs often.
What kind of accommodation do we get
These are tea houses, very basic sometimes you get attached bathroom too but it is not that luxurious however you can adjust it.
Is there WIFI service in Annapurna base camp trek
Most of the tea house have already set up wifi but this wifi are so slow, in some place you won’t find wifi.
Is there Hot Shower during the trek?
Yes, Tea house provide hot shower, some time solar some time Gas Shower as well, they charge you per shower, per head.