Trekking Trail Nepal comes with 5 Days Short ABC Trek to reach Annapurna Base Camp 4130m which ends and starts in Pokhara. A short ABC Trek of 5 days follows the same trekking trail from Simroong to Annapurna Base Camp ( ABC ) and back to Simroong. While Pokhara to Matque or Simroong and back to Pokhara on a 4-wheel drive. If you do not have enough time to follow the Classical Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Trail, this Short ABC trek of 5 days is the best short trek to reach your dream destination of Annapurna Base Camp ( ABC ) 4130m.
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Short ABC Trekking - 5 Days
With this 5-day Short ABC Trek, you will experience the same excitement of Trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. Trekking Trail follows the river called Modi, and passes through the green forest, crossing all the villages of Jhinu Danda ( Hot Spring ), Chhomrong, and the last settlement village of Sinwa. All other small towns like Bamboo, Doban, Himalayas, Deaurali, MBC, and ABC come under the special management zone of Annapurna Conservation Area. These towns only provide us Accommodation and Food for trekkers of ABC Trek.
This Short ABC Trek is full of adventure, Nature, and Thrill 4 wheel drive. The Himalayas peaks, of Annapurna Himalayas, Ranges like Annapurna I, Fishtail, Annapurna III, Ganga Purna, Singu Chuli, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Bhara Shikhar, Tent Peak, Gandharva Chuli make this Short ABC Trek more adventurous and exciting. The Trekking Trail of Short ABC Trek is mostly covered with green forest till Hinku Cave in Between of Himalayas and Deaurali. But from Deaurali to ABC via MBC we follow the Himalayas river called Modi which comes from Annapurna Glaciers and Annapurna I 8091m.
5 Days ABC Trek Highlights
- Shortest ABC Trek of 5 Days Only.
- Most Popular Short Treks from Pokhara.
- Reaching ABC 4130m by following the classical Trekking Trail.
- Splendid views of Himalayas peaks from the Annapurna Ranges.
- Enjoyable off-road drive on the first and last day of Short ABC Trek.
- You have the freedom to choose the transportation and hotel standard of your choice. However, Trekking Trail Nepal will happily assist you with it.
- Short ABC Trek Updates 2023
- As the newly constructed road links from Matque to Simroong. The driveable road saves about 4 km for our foot.
- The road between Birethanti to Sewai 11 Km is now mountainous black-topped. It is easier as an enjoyable drive section and even saves time for us.
- Due to these reasons we can save more time and enjoy the Natural Hot Spring Pool on day 5 at Jhinu Danda before the Last Lunch of Short ABC Trekking.
Note: Simrong is the place where you need to cross one High Bridge that connects the Jhinu Danda 1700m and Matque is the small hub where we previously started our Short ABC Trekking. Nowadays your trek starts from Simrong unless any road upgrading work is going on.
Positive Sides of Short ABC Trek 5 Days:
The short ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trek, 5 days from Pokhara, offers several positive aspects. Here is an explanation of the mentioned points:
Spectacular Views: The ABC Trek 5 Days provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalayas range, including majestic peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Machapuchare (Fishtail). The panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and dramatic landscapes are truly awe-inspiring.
Amazing Wildlife: During the trek, you can encounter diverse wildlife, such as Himalayan Thar, musk deer, langur monkeys, and various species of birds. The region-rich biodiversity adds an element of excitement and exploration to your journey to Short ABC Trek.
Beautiful Village and Culture: The ABC Short Trek takes you through picturesque villages inhabited by ethnic Gurung and Magar communities. These villages showcase unique traditions, architecture, and cultural practices, allowing you to experience the local way of life and interact with the warm-hearted locals.
Delicious Food: Along the trekking route to Short ABC Trek, you will have the opportunity to savor a variety of delicious Nepali cuisine. From traditional Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils) to Mo: Mo (dumplings) and Thukpa ( traditional noodle soup), you can indulge in flavorsome meals that energize you for the trek. However after Sinuwa, nonveg is not available, however, you can enjoy cheese, eggs, and canned tuna.
Friendly Locals: The people you meet along the Short ABC trek are known for their hospitality and friendliness. The locals are often willing to share their stories, offer assistance, and make you feel welcome. Interacting with them can provide insights into their culture and way of life.
Lovely Dogs: Short ABC Trek is known for encounters with friendly and adorable mountain dogs that often accompany trekkers along the trail. These dogs not only offer companionship but also add a charming and heartwarming element to the trekking experience. Do not forget to take pictures of these dogs, they love to be photographed.
Friendly Trekkers: The Short ABC trek attracts trekkers from around the world, creating an opportunity to meet fellow adventurers from diverse backgrounds. You can exchange stories, share experiences, and form friendships with like-minded individuals during the journey.
Overall, the short ABC trek from Pokhara offers a combination of natural beauty, cultural immersion, delightful cuisine, warm interactions with locals, and memorable encounters with wildlife, making it a highly rewarding and enjoyable experience.
The Negatives Sides of Short ABC Trek 5 Days:
This 5-Day Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek also comes with a few drawbacks. Here are the potential drawbacks or challenges you may encounter during the Short ABC trek 5 Days from Pokhara.
Many Stairs and Steps: The trek involves numerous steps and steep sections, requiring physical stamina and endurance. The constant ascent and descent can be physically demanding, particularly for individuals who are not accustomed to such terrain.
Distance: out of 5 days 2 days might be tough for you. Day 4 from Annapurna Base Camp to Lower Sinuwa is the longest day of the Short ABC Trek for 5 days. Here you will hike about 26 Km after breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp. Today you will make it even more slowly, however, the next day your body might be more tired. But you can make it. If you are slow you can skip Hot Spring at Jhinu Danda.
Cold Guest House: The guest houses along the trek route may not always have proper insulation or heating facilities. As a result, the interiors can become quite cold, especially during the colder months. It's important to be prepared with warm clothing and sleeping gear to ensure comfort during the night.
Dramatic Weather: The weather in the Annapurna region can be unpredictable and change rapidly. It's common to experience sudden weather shifts, including rain, snow, fog, or high winds. Trekkers need to be prepared for varying weather conditions and carry appropriate gear to stay safe and dry.
Rapid Ascent and Descent: The short duration of the trek means that the ascent and descent to and from Annapurna Base Camp are compressed into a limited number of days. This can result in relatively rapid gains in altitude, which may increase the risk of altitude sickness for some individuals. It is crucial to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Risk of Avalanches: The section between Deurali and Annapurna Base Camp is known for its avalanche-prone areas, especially during the winter and spring seasons. Trekkers should stay informed about the current conditions and exercise caution in these zones. It's advisable to trek with a knowledgeable guide who can provide guidance on safe routes.
It's important to note that while these challenges exist, they can be managed with proper preparation, appropriate gear, and following safety guidelines. Many trekkers successfully complete the Short ABC Trek 5 Days and enjoy the incredible beauty of the region while mitigating these potential drawbacks.
5 Days Short ABC Trek Transportation
We at Trekking Trail Nepal Pvt Ltd will provide 4 Wheel Tourist vehicles ( Green Registration Plate ) from your hotel around Pokhara to Matque or Simroong (1700 m), from where a Short ABC Trek of 5 days will start. On Day 5 of Short ABC Trek, we will follow the same driveway towards Pokhara. Trekking Trail Nepal will drop you at your hotel after this 5 days of Short ABC Trek too.
Meals For Short Annapurna Trek
This 5-day short ABC Trek from Pokhara to Pokhara includes the best teahouse available in the Trekking Trail of Annapurna Base Camp. This Short ABC Trekking includes 1 Brunch on the first day of ABC Trek, 4 Breakfasts, and full board Dinner, and 5 Lunch. In addition to this Trekking Trail Nepal will provide 1 farewell dinner with culture shown on the last day of this 5 day Short ABC Trek. On Every Lunch and Dinner of this Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will get an Appetizer and Main course. Alacarte services will be provided during Breakfast. You can use Hot Drinks as a dessert for Lunch and Dinner on this Short ABC Trekking of Trekking Trail Nepal.
Trekking Trail Nepal will not provide drinking Water for ABC Trek.
Accommodation for Short Annapurna Trek
Best Accommodation will be provided in this Short ABC Trek. On day 1 you will get the best room available in the whole Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Your room will have an attached restroom with a hot shower. The quality of accommodation will decrease as you reach near to the Annapurna Base Camp ( ABC) as all Trekking in Nepal.
On Days 2,3 and 4 of this Short ABC Trek, you might need to share your room ( not bed ) with other trekkers. This is normal in ABC Trekking Trail because of less number of Tea House.
On this 5-day short ABC Trek, We don’t offer any Accommodation and Meals in the Cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu. If you need any services above what we included in this Short ABC Trek we will manage as your special request.
Electricity and Power Available in ABC Trek
On most of the Town till MBC 3700 m, Power is generated by the Micro Hydro Power Project. Sinwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deaurali, and MBC is the best place to charge your gadget and electronic device like camera batteries, Phone, and Headlamp. While in the ABC 4130 m, all power is generated from a solar panel. Trekking Trail Nepal will request spare batteries and a small solar charge if you are on a 5-day Short ABC Trek.
Nepal Visa Requirements for the Short ABC Trek (5 Days):
Travelers from all over the world find Nepal to be remarkably convenient. Every traveler needs a visa to enter Nepal, with the exception of Chinese and Indian tourists. The process of obtaining a visa is simple, and you can quickly get a Nepal Visa On Arrival at Kathmandu / Tribhuvan International Airport. To avoid having your entire stay tallied from the day of arrival, please enter Nepal within six months of the day the visa was issued.
The cost of a tourist visa for your ABC Trekking is USD 30 for 15 days. Tourists are available also for 30 and 90 days for USD 50 and 125 respectively. However, Chinese and Indian passports can enter Nepal without a visa for free.
Additional personal costs for ABC Trek:
Trekking Trail Nepal Short ABC Trek packages fully cover your meals with hot drinks, all trekking permits, hot-spring pool entry fees, a guide, supporting porters, private transportation, and accommodations during the trek. However, any personal and miscellaneous expenses will be added. We recommend allocating USD 10–20 per day for personal expenses during the trek, such as laundry, phone usage, drinking water, snacks, and beverages. Along with this, you have to prepare for the accommodation in Pokhara, Kathmandu-Pokhara transportation, and tipping, which will cost roughly 150–300 USD depending on your choice.
Trekking Insurance for the 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
For safety reasons, travel-trekking insurance is mandatory for all travelers visiting Short ABC Trek. Nowadays, you can buy online, Just make sure you buy before you arrive in Nepal. However, Trekking Trail Nepal does not sell insurance ourselves but suggests the best with experience and guest feedback.
NOTE: You must have reliable, comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses, personal injury, repatriation expenses, and illness-related coverage. However, we are proud to say Trekking Trail Nepal is a Zero Rescue Trekking company in Nepal.
Having robust travel insurance not only provides peace of mind during your Short ABC Trek but also ensures complete coverage in case of unforeseen events, offering security and allowing you to enjoy your trip without worries.
Trekking Equipment for the Short ABC Trek (5 Days):
Carrying well-fitted and appropriate trekking equipment enhances your trekking experience with added comfort and peace of mind. Below are some essential gear recommendations:
- Suitable Hiking Thermals: Pack multiple pairs of thermals that dry quickly.
- Fleece Jacket: Ideal to wear under a down jacket in high-altitude areas and alone in lower elevations.
- Wind-Cheater: Provides protection from windy conditions during the hike.
- Down Jacket: A thick jacket is crucial for colder conditions (provided by the company if needed).
- Comfortable Hiking Fleece and Wool Trousers: Prepare for varying temperatures during the trek.
- Trekking or Hiking Pants: Waterproof pants are essential for trekking.
- Mittens and Woolen Gloves: Keep your hands warm during chilly weather.
- Warm Hiking Socks: Bring hiking and regular socks for different temperatures.
- Trekking Shoes with Spare Laces: Ensure your shoes are waterproof for possible snow conditions.
- Pair of Flip Flops: Useful for relaxing at the base camp.
- Underwear and Swimming costume: You can enjoy natural hot spring water comfortably.
- Hiking Cotton Trousers and T-Shirts: Bring extra pairs.
- Sun Hat and Scarf.
- Sleeping Bag (provided by the company if needed).
- Day Backpack with 35–45L
- Small Lock for Day Backpack
- Reusable Water Bottles (2 Liters)
- Water Purification Tablets and head Light
- Quick Dry Towel
- Personal toiletries with wet and dry tissue, lip balm, sunscreens, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and brush, shower gel, and shampoo. etc. Please do not miss your personal beauty care.
- Rain Poncho
- Basic Personal First Aid Kit
All the gear listed above can be easily purchased in Kathmandu upon arrival, however, it depends on your time availability. Various gear shops offer a range of qualities and prices to suit trekkers' preferences. Please Note: The Trekking Trail Nepal team has its own first-aid kit for the group.
Porter and Guide in Short ABC Trek
Trekking Trail Nepal provides the best Trekking Guide for this Short ABC Trek as your Every Trekking in Nepal or Bhutan. The porter will be excellent in his services too. 1 porter will carry up to 25 Kg of your luggage. Trekking Trail Nepal assigns 1 porter for 2 trekking guests for Short ABC Trek as other trekking in Nepal. Normally Trekking Guide for this short ABC trek from Pokhara will speak English and Hindi Language. At your request, we will manage the special language trekking guide for this Short ABC Trek too. Trekking Guide and Porter for the short ABC trekking are highly qualified, experienced, Government certified most importantly Great Human beings.
Short ABC Trekking Meeting Point
Trekking Trail Nepal requests you to pass your international flight itinerary which connects to your Short ABC Trek. We will meet in Kathmandu at your available time to fulfill all the official requirements for Trekking in Nepal. If you want to reach directly to Pokhara by skipping Crowed, Dust, and Pollution of Kathmandu, No Worries. We will meet you in Pokhara your preferred location before starting Short ABC Trek. You will get all the details of Short ABC Trekking at this meeting.
Short ABC Trek Booking and Payments
For the confirmation of the Short ABC Trek of 5 days from Pokhara to Pokhara, you must pay 10% of the total amount as the advance which is non-refundable. Along with this 10% downpayment, we need a copy of your passport and photograph to start the planning for your Short ABC Trekking Permits and other regulatory bodies. The rest of the balance will be settled after your arrival in Nepal Probably in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Gears Needed for 5 Days Short ABC Trek
A short ABC Trek of 5 days which starts and ends in Pokhara of Trekking Trail Nepal is Moderate trekking. The highest point of this short ABC Trekking is 4130 m at Base Camp of Annapurna. Trekking Trail is not covered by ice or snow most of the time. Normal Trekking and Hiking Gear will be enough for a Short ABC Trekking of 5 Days.
If you are interested in doing ABC Trekking in January and February, You must prepare to hike the Trekking Trail of Annapurna Base Camp in Snow and Ice. In addition to this colder and less crowded trails and tea houses. For these two months, you might need Crampon and Ice-axe.
On your request, Trekking Trail Nepal manages Trekking Gear such as Sleeping Bags, Down Jacket, Crampon, Ice-axe, walking Poles, etc. on rent at reasonable rates if you are not interested in buying for this Short ABC Trekking of 5 days.
Physical Fitness Required for 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
For this 5-day, short ABC Trek of Trekking Trail Nepal Normal Hiking Fitness is enough to reach the dream destination Annapurna Base Camp 4130 m, In the lap of Annapurna Himalayas.
On This Short ABC Trek, fourth day and day 5, we need to cover a little more distance, mostly downhills, and short uphills too. These might be the longest trekking days in the whole 5 days of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. On day 4 of Short Annapurna Base Camp Treks from Pokhara, we need to hike 21 Km. Similarly, a 55 Km additional drive is there with 8 Km ups and downhill hikes. If you enjoy the Natural Hot Spring Pool at Jhinu Danda we will be in Pokhara by late evening, the Perfect time for dinner. We request you to prepare for Uphills and downhill and slow and steady trekking and hiking for up to 8-9 hours every day in the real Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Trekking Trail.
Here at Trekking Trail Nepal, We make Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek aka Short ABC Trek in 5 days from Possible to Comfortable and Enjoyable. Just our leg especially calves needs some time to get fit.
In Conclusion, With our short trek expert guides, porters, and carefully designed Short ABC Trek Itinerary 5 Days, Our Team of "Trekking Trail Nepal" makes it possible for you to reach ABC in the shortest route from Pokhara in just 5 Days.