Annapurna Short Trek
- 9 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a prime destination for your next adventure. You will gain access to beautiful landscapes, lovely people, vibrant cultures, blooming Rhododendron forests, and views of several 8000 meter plus high Mountains. Annapurna Base Camp Trek (also called Annapurna Sanctuary Trek) is a classic trek sited north of the beautiful Pokhara valley. This trek is a mixture of some of the most fabulous mountain scenery, lively cultures, and traditional ethnic people, the Gurung and Thakali people, and natural hot springs along the trail. Some two-thirds of all trekkers make their way to the Annapurna region each year. This trek provides you unparalleled access to the spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range. You will see five mountains with the same name; Annapurna I, II, III, IV and Annapurna South, in the region all ranging above 7000 meters. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) which is the highest in the region and Mt. Machapuchre (Fishtail 6997 m) which dominates the skyline view over Pokhara are other notable mountains of the region. The trek starts from the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and winds through the lush subtropical forest along the narrow Modi Khola valley and incredible farming villages to the celestial base camp of Machapuchre into the Annapurna sanctuary. Once you stand in the Annapurna sanctuary, there is a 360-degree mountain view around you. The scenery is simply spectacular.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is an excellent destination for your next adventure. Beautiful landscapes, lovely people, vibrant cultures, blooming Rhododendron forests, and views of several 8000 metre plus mountains will all be accessible to you. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek) is a popular trek located north of Pokhara.
Natural hot springs can be found in the Annapurna region, along with some of Nepal’s most spectacular mountain views. Experience the vibrant cultures of traditional ethnic groups such as the Gurung and Thakali people. Every year, roughly two-thirds of all trekkers visit the Annapurna region.
This trek gives you unrivalled access to the Annapurna mountain range’s breathtaking views. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and Annapurna South, all of which are above 7000 metres, can be found in the region. Other notable mountains in the region include Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8167m, which is the highest in the region, and Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6997m), which dominates the skyline view over Pokhara.
The trek begins in the lovely lake city of Pokhara and winds through lush subtropical forest, incredible farming villages, and the narrow Modi Khola valley to the celestial base camp of Machhapuchhre in the Annapurna sanctuary. A 360-degree mountain view surrounds you once you enter the Annapurna sanctuary.
Awe-inspiring views greet you everywhere you turn. Hike through remote areas, lovely forest lands, and vast moorlands carved by cascading rivers. As the gigantic peaks glow under the stars, marvel at the sheer beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
From the spectacular heights of Poon Hill, witness a magical sunrise over the Annapurna ranges. A hike to this spectacular location in the early morning will be well worth the effort. After your trek, relax and unwind in Pokhara by touring along Phewa Tal Lake and gazing up at snow-capped mountains, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage to rejuvenate those tired legs.
You will be accompanied by an experienced trek leader, as well as assistant guides and porters, who will not only provide all of the necessary support and guidance, but will also introduce you to the rich Sherpa culture along the way. Be assured that you are supporting a company that operates its treks in accordance with standards that ensure respectful, safe, and fair working conditions not only in Nepal, but on all trips around the globe.
Take a journey into the Annapurna region that you’ll never forget, and where the rewards far outweigh the effort. Embrace the Annapurna adventure. On this Himalayan trek through the Annapurna Ranges, you’ll see everything from ancient kingdoms to majestic mountain vistas. Pass by awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, travel through mountain pastures, visit natural hot springs, and come across mule trains transporting supplies to remote villages.
Spend time relaxing and rejuvenating in cosy mountain teahouses along the way, and make new friends with the locals on the Annapurna trek. The adventure is completed with visits to Kathmandu and Pokhara, which provide insights into Nepali culture and tradition.
Packing for Your Next Adventure: Everything You Need to Know
The key to having a good time in the mountains is to be organized and plan ahead. In addition to all of your training, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment is an important aspect of preparing for your trip. Choosing the proper equipment will give you an extra comfort and safety boost, so you can be at your best while still enjoying yourself. It’s essential to have the right gear with you to get the most out of your trip. To help you better prepare for the mountain you will be climbing, we have provided a complete packing guide.
TREKKING GEAR LIST
|HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR||UPPER BODY|
|Sun Cap||Thermal Wear|
|Fleece Cap||Mid Weight Trek Top|
|Head Buff||Fleece Jacket|
|Neck Gaiter||Gore-Tex Jacket|
|Sun Glasses (UV Protection)||Down Jacket|
|LOWER BODY||PERSONAL EQUIPMENT|
|Thermal Wear||Down Sleeping Bag (-10°C to -20°C)|
|Trekking Pants||Headlamp (Rechargeable Batteries)|
|Mid Weight Trek Pants||Trekking Pole|
|TRAVEL NECESSITIES||HANDS AND FEET|
|Rucksack (45 – 55 Ltr)||Fleece Gloves|
|Day Pack (30 – 40 Ltr)||Wind Stopper Gloves|
|Duffle Bag (Optional)||Trekking Shoes|
|Valid Passport||Trekking Socks|
|PP Size Photo (2 Copies)||Flipflop|
|Insurance Paper||Gaiters (we notify you, if required)|
|MEDICAL||EATING & DRINKING|
|Brufen / Combiflam||Energy Bar / Snacks|
|Paracetamol & Antibiotics||Water Bottle|
|Handy Plast & Crepe Bandage||Thermos|
|Iodine Tincture||Water Filter (optional)|
|Lip Balm||Hand Disinfectant|
|Quick Dry Towel||Tooth Brush|
|Poncho / Umbrella||Shampoo|
Our training goal is to get you physically and mentally prepared to face the climb with more confidence. The climbing goal will be to perform consistently throughout the adventure. Fitness for mountaineering requires a high overall level of physical conditioning. Both cardiovascular and motor fitness are needed to climb at varying levels of intensity and to navigate challenging terrain, often while carrying a loaded pack and at high altitudes.
Training goals are critically important and allow you to perform better at higher altitudes and enjoy the entire adventure. We suggest that you examine the physical requirements of the climb you are approaching and work on your fitness in different levels. Click here to Learn more about Trip Grades and choose what’s best for you!
Establish a timeline for your training program and focus on specific conditioning for better results. Along with your workouts try and add hikes and climbs in the outdoors whenever possible to get more comfortable with different terrains. Sound fitness gained through a well-guided program is the only best way to ensure a safe and successful adventure.
Mountaineering Fitness and Training
It may also be helpful to break down your training timeline into a number of key phases. These are:
Phase 1 : Base physical fitness
The first phase of getting prepared for your climb is to focus on your base fitness. You should incorporate a fitness routine that focuses on both cardiovascular fitness and motor fitness training. For those who are not used to intense workouts this phase will help you to kickstart your training. Remember that consistency is the first most important factor in achieving any goal. Combine your basic fitness regimes along with running and stair climbing. You are now ready for outdoor adventures.
Phase 2 : Training specific for the climb
Once you have established your base physical fitness, you will need to train specifically for the climb. Depending on the difficulty and intensity of the climb, add advanced workout sessions combined with uphill training. Try and do the same fitness routines with some added loads. Strength training combined with cardiovascular and motor fitness will help with the overall conditioning. This will take your workouts to the next level and help gear up for the mountaineering challenge ahead.
Phase 3 : Outdoor Training
Nothing can replace training in the real outdoors. In the final phase of your training, you should be attempting climbs which are similar to the ones you are approaching. It is great to test your endurance outdoors. This gives you a great edge in preparing for conditions similar to the ones you will encounter during your expedition. It isn’t always possible to find similar terrains close to where you live, but it is best to find a hike as close to the climb as possible. This is the best way to test your climbing gears as well.
Training goals and timeline
Working out for at least 5 days in a week is the best way to get your body physically prepared for the climb ahead. Regular and consistent training always gives the best result and keeps you highly motivated. Make sure that you workout regularly and also give enough time for rest and recovery. Keep it balanced and have a properly planned fitness routine and never overdo exercises to the point of injury. While 2 to 3 months is a good amount of time to train, starting your training earlier allows more time to adjust and prepare.
Click here to learn more about Training for your Upcoming Climb and get ready for the adventure!
|Start Date||End Date||Price||Availability||Book|
|13 Sep, 2023||24 Sep, 2023||$ USD||Guaranteed||Book now|
I’ve been on two trips with them so far, Annapurna circuit trek and Island peak expedition. If you are planning any high altitude or extreme adventure in the Himalayas, then Protek is the team to be with. They have the knowledge and power to keep you safe all the way to the summit…
Will be back next year with you guys for another climb! Cheers!
I highly recommend. We were with them in the winter at Annapurna Base Camp. Everything was well organized. Very cool people work there 🙂
For a trekking adventure in Nepal we can highly recommend Protrek Adventure. The organizing team is very friendly, helpful and professional. Dawa and Viji took great care of us and each responded to our needs within minutes, that was truly fantastic service – thank you so much!! Our guide Sandeep was also very competent, the 13 days on the Annapurna Circuit with him were perfect. We’ll be back soon! 🙂
Für ein Trekking Abenteuer in Nepal können wir Protrek Adventure sehr gut weiterempfehlen. Das Organisationsteam ist sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und professionell. Dawa und Viji haben uns super betreut und jeweils innerhalb weniger Minuten auf unsere Bedürfnisse reagiert, das war wirklich ein fantastischer Service – herzlichen Dank!! Auch unser Guide Sandeep war sehr kompetent, die 13 Tage auf dem Annapurna Circuit mit ihm waren perfekt. We’ll be back soon! 🙂
Very nice trekking agency. They perfectly organized for us trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in February 2020. They are open to participants’ ideas and suggestions, and there is a very friendly atmosphere during the trek. I would highly recommend 🙂
Had a wonderful trek with team Protrek in the Annapurna Region. Great food, accomodations were high class, and the guides were knowledgable and experienced. Overall wonderful experience!
We did the Annapurna base camp trek with Protrek Adventure. Our leader on this trip did a great job of making sure that everyone got what they wanted from the adventure. And their expertise were unsurpassed. Also, the accommodations and food far exceeded our expectations! Thanks guys:) Hope you join your team soon on another adventure.
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