Annapurna, claimed to be the most beautiful mountain peak in Nepal makes an amazing trekking destination. Not just in the recent months but Annapurna Base Camp Trek has been renowned in Nepal for over a century. This is a relatively short, easy, and affordable trek to the base camp of Nepal. With the development of the road network, this 4 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek has now become a blessing.
Imagine standing right before the world’s most beautiful mountain and being surrounded by Himalayas in all directions. In a very short time, you get mesmerized by the views of the mighty Himalayas as Mount Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and many more. And, we don’t just visit one but two base camps i.e. Machhapuchhre Base camp as well. Along with that, there are many monasteries, temples, flags, and content on the way from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp. The awesome landscape of the Himalayas including the rich biodiversity in the Annapurna conservation area is a true blessing. Not only can you need some of their nearest Himalayan mammals as Thar, Red Panda, and Choral but this is also a great place for birdwatching during the Pokhara Short ABC trek.
4 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately difficult trek that can be done by any people with determination and good physical strength, no additional training is needed. This astounding trek is even more fun during the month of Autumn and Spring with clear views and colourful forests. This 4-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is ideal for people with short holidays and low budget. If you have some more time, we recommend the classic Annapurna Base Camp trek to include more areas in your trip.
How can 4 4-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek be possible?
Earlier, the Annapurna Base Camp trek would start from Ghandruk and it took 3 days to reach Jhinu Danda. However, now we can all drive to Jhinu from Pokhara in a Jeep. From Jhinu, we walk to Bamboo and then reach ABC on the 2nd day itself. We do have a wonderful opportunity to spend our night in Annapurna Base Camp itself before following the same route backward, completing the Pokhara Short ABC trek.
Best Time for Short 4 Days ABC Trek
The highest altitude for the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m. All areas above 3000 m are covered in snow during December, January, and February. So, it’s gonna be difficult Pokhara Short ABC trek in winter. After March, the entire subtropical forest starts to bloom with colorful Rhododendron and the region becomes even more beautiful. After April, the number of tourists decreases as Annapurna experiences rainfall in June and July. With some preparation, summer trekking can be completed but it wouldn’t be as pleasant as trekking in Autumn i.e. September, October, and November. Autumn in fact the best time for the Pokhara Short ABC trek with clear sky, warm temperature, and many tourists in the way.
Local culture during 4 Days ABC Trek
You can gain two different kinds of cultural experiences during the trek. In the lower region, there is a large community of Brahmin and Chettri, the followers of the Hindu religion. This means you can see many temples and a great number of festivals here. From Jhunu, the area is mostly occupied by Gurungs and Tamang who are influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Their festivals and lifestyle have been influenced by Tibetan people for many years. They have their own language and customs with festivals such as Loshar. Their Buddhist people are very friendly and let you visit all the students and monasteries on the way. Take this 4-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek as an opportunity to receive the message of Gautam Buddha.
Trek difficulty for 4 Days ABC Trek
Technically, the Annapurna base camp trek is noted from easy to moderate. You walk for 5 to 6 hours on the first day and 19 hours on the second day of the trip. This means you will be covering around 15 km each day in a difficult Himalayan landscape.
Furthermore, the most difficult part of this four-day Annapurna base camp trek is gaining altitude very quickly. The entire path is about climbing off and you might experience some difficulty in breathing as you gain altitude. Make sure you have enough rest under trial and drink a lot of water during 4 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.