Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is one of the most popular short and easy treks in Annapurna Region, which allows you face to face with an eight thousander massif Annapurna I (8,091m), the tenth highest peak in the world.  Annapurna I also hold fatal attraction for mountaineers due to the fatality ratio among the eight thusanders.  You will trek through awe-inspiring glaciers, cross mountain pastures; world deepest George Kali Gandaki, stay on the banks of pristine rivers and encounter with mule which carrying supplies to remote villages. Spot the high cascading waterfalls, stay in cozy mountain teahouses and meet friendly locals of different ethnicity, when passing through Jhinu Village, Chhomrong village, Bhunuwa village, and Upper Sinwa village is another attraction of short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.You will experience from ancient kingdoms to majestic Himalayan vistas, when trek through the breathtaking landscapes of Annapurna Himalayan range.

You will spend the night in Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) along the way, which feels revered for its unique beauty with close up view of Annapurna I and Machhapuchhare. You will be rewarded by the beautiful Rhododendron floor along with wide variety of flora and fauna in spring season. Visiting the UNISCO world heritage site (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Budddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swhyambunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu and International Mountain Museum, Bindabashini Temple, David Falls, Tal Barahi, Mahendra Cave and Phewa Lake etc.) in Pokhara completes the adventure with insists into Nepali culture and tradition.

Our Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5-7 days itinerary is designated for globetrotters who wish to trek to Annapurna Base camp in short time period. However, here is the more appropriate itinerary for more relaxed manner trekkers with different route.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from solo traveler to family and groups travellers travelling to Nepal.

How long is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Short Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek can be done minimum 5 days from Kathmandu. The short itinerary is designed for busy travelers who are physically fit and wish to visit Spectacular Mountain in short time frame. Leisurely, it takes 7-10 days which allows you to acclimatize slowly without stress and do have time for historical and cultural sites as well.

What is the height of Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Height is 4,130. You will reach to base of the Legendry Nepalese Mountain Annapurna I with a height 8,091m and Machhapuchare Base Camp (MBC) with 6,999m.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

Annapurna Base Camp trek has several different routes so; the map could be a different as your itinerary which way you take.  If you are doing leisurely, then via Ghorepani Poonhill is best option. Here is the both Short Annapurna Base Camp route map, and more relaxed manner Annapurna Base Camp Trek-10 day’s map which helps you to imagine how the itinerary looks like.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is moderate Difficult Level trek in Annapurna Region. The trekker covers around 55 km distance over 5 days of this trek. The altitude gain and loss is the major reason to make it moderate level trek. You will start the trek at 2,012m at Ghandruk and rapidly climb up 4,130m in just 3 days to reach to Annapurna Base Camp. On the 3rd day of the trek you will reach to 4,130m which is quite difficult but anybody who has perfect fitness level, positive mindset and strong determination can complete Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  The Prior experience becomes helpful but not mandatory. This is the factor you must know before plan to do this trek.

When is Best Time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

It is usually possible to trek Annapurna Base Camp over the year.  Each season have their own specialties, you can expect different view and scenario.

Here are the details of each season:

 Autumn: September-November

The season attributed to warm days, good sunlight, open bluish skies and more visibility. The best part of the season is festive and greeneries.  The main festival of Nepalese people like Dashin and Tihar (Dipawali) is in autumn. You can experience how they celebrate their festival. All people returned to their home to celebrate the festival with their family. Autumn is after summer which is known for rainfall time so you will see all the greeneries and floor is blooming everywhere to waiting Nepalese biggest festival.

Spring Season (March-May)

Spring season is the best time for trekking/hiking and other activities you would like to do in Annapurna Region. The rhododendron forests is blooming in many colors, the skies are clear, good sunlight, more visibility, green landscapes and transparent mountains driven hundreds of people to the treks here during spring season. Due to the clear weather and sunny days the trekkers love to trek in Annapurna Base Camp.

How much does the short Annapurna Base Camp trek cost?

Our short Annapurna Base Camp Trek-7 days cost  is 1200 $.

Here, we calculated the price depending on fly out and fly in both ways due to a shorter itinerary for busy travellers.  And we also include the hotel and sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara for the adventure with insists into Nepali culture and traditionWe also include the transport from Pokhara to Ghandruk and to Markyu to Pokhara. All the trekking agencies provide you a default offer transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara.  Some by bus and some by Plane. You can customize your itinerary based on your service and flexibility as your wish which help you to reduce your trekking cost of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  Please, contact us for craft a tailored made trip based on your necessity.

What is the best itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

It is hard to choose a fitting itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be done from several different routes.  Leisurely, our 10 days  Annapurna Base Camp Trek via GhorePani Poonhill  is one of the best options for all kind of travellers . But it totally depends on you that how many days do you have and how perfect your physical and mental fitness level is.

What kind of meals and Accommodation available in Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Food on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

We will find authentic Nepalese food as well as the common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc.)  Your lunch will be served on the local tea houses or in lodge on the way to destination whereas breakfast and dinner will be served from the menu of tea houses or guest house where you stay. Welcome and farewell dinners will be served at Kathmandu with cultural show.

Accommodation on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You will be accommodated in three star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek you will stay in teahouses and local guest houses. All accommodations are twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request.

Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Your best friend is your gear in Mountain. Your gear and comfort is matter to your treks. Infect some cases; gear can play a role of life and death. Please, choose a comfort and necessary gear. Here is the basic comprehensive packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

  • Duffel Bag
  • Rucksack with Rain Cove Daypack
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sandals or Shoes
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Trekking Poles
  • Inner Socks
  • Thermal Base layer
  • T-Shirts
  • Fleece Pullover or Jacket
  • Light Weight Thermal Tops
  • Hiking Socks
  • Sports Bra for Her
  • Hiking Shorts
  • Hiking Pants
  • Waterproof   Pants

Trip Highlights of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft), and spend a night at the base of  world 10th  tallest mountain  Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft) and Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m/12,135ft)
  • Enjoy the picturesque sceneries of Mt. Annapurna I (4,130m/13,549ft) Annapurna II (7,937m/26,040ft) Annapurna III (7,555m/24,787ft) Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft) Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684ft) Machhapuchhare (6,999m/22,963ft) Gangapurna (7455m/24459ft), and Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m/26795ft), Khangsar Kang (7485m/24557ft), ), Hiunchuli (6441m/21132ft) Dhampus peak (6011m/19724ft
  • Hike following the maintained classic route of Annapurna Base Camp via Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) passing through lush vegetation and different wildlife, ethnic Gurung settlements of Ghandruk Village, suspension bridges, pristine waterfalls, beautiful rivers, religious monuments, natural wonders, and cultural heritage.
  • Meet friendly locals of different ethnicity, when passing through Jhinu Village, Chhomrong village, Bhunuwa village, and Upper Sinwa village and traditional Ghandruk village
  • Visit the UNISCO world heritage site (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Budddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swhyambunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu and International Mountain Museum, Bindabashini Temple, David Falls, Tal Barahi, Mahendra Cave and Phewa Lake etc.) in Pokhara
  • Heal your muscles in the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda (1780m/5840ft) after returning from the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Get a chance to involve in adventure activities like Bungy Jump, jeep ling, and ultra-light flight, Paragliding at Sarangkot, boating at Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and Rupa lake, cable car ride to Sarangkot etc.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and He/She will take you to your Hotel.
  • Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and fly to Pokhara
  • Day 03: Drive to Ghandruk Village and trek to Chhomrong
  • Day 04: Trek to Himalaya from Chhomrong via Lower Sinuwa (Bhunuwa), Upper Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan.
  • Day 05: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Hinku Cave, Deurali, Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC) spend night at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 4,130m
  • Day 06: Trek to back to Sinuwa via Machhapuchare Base Camp(MBC), Deurali, Himalaya, Bamboo
  • Day 07: Trek to Markyu via Jhinu Danda Hot Spring and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 08: Full Day Sightseeing around Pokhara, and involve in Adventure activities as your preference and fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 09: Departure to your home
  • Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and He/She will take you to your Hotel.

    Our representative will greet you at airport and take you to your hotel at Thamel. After refreshment we will provide you a short trip around market place and we will take you to the dinner program with authentic Nepali food or food of your preference. You are briefly explained about the program in dinner time.

  • Day 02 :Full Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and fly to Pokhara

    The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu holds a 7 UNISCO world heritage sites among the 10. The list includes both natural as well as cultural. The sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu valley is famous for. The 7 sites include the Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square,  the Buddhist stupas of Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and  Bouddhanath Stupa, the Hindu temples of (Pashupatinath Temple, Changunarayan).  Kathmandu sightseeing tour will starts from Swyambhunath Stupa and ends in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After completing the tour guide will drop you to airport for fly to Pokhara.  The scenic 30 min flight gives you the chance to see Himalaya which can’t really be said by the non-quality overland trip.

    Your guide will pick you up in Pokhara and take you to your hotel. After refreshments your guide will take you to  Phewa Lake where you can do the Board ride. The reflected view of fishtail and other mountains in Phewa lake will make you awe, Tal Barahi temple in middle of Lake, and the white stupa on the top of hill which can be viewed during boating. You may also get the view of the gliders jumping from Sarangkot and the Ultra-light soaring up high and paralleled each. And return to your hotels location and your guide also suggest you the best dining places of the town according to your preference.

  • Day 03 :Drive to Ghandruk Village and trek to Chhomrong

    After breakfast at your hotel Your guide will pick you up and take you to drive to Ghandruk Village. You will drive through beautiful local villages and terraced fields to Ghandruk which is ethnic traditional Gurung village. You will see spectacular   views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna III and Machhapuchare etc. from Ghandruk.  After, exploring Ghandruk Village, Gurung Museum we will start our trek towards Chhomrong Village. You will trek through the terraces to Ghandruk Khola on flat land then start to climb up to the beautiful hilltop. And then walk down riverside and climb to Chhomrong village passing through Rhododendron forests along with beautiful view of mountain. When you reach to Chhomrong you can enjoy the view of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhare. The beautiful Gurung village  with many lodges and it’s a gateway of Annapurna Sanctuary trek. Overnigh at Chhomrong Village in lodge.

  • Day 04 :Trek to Himalaya from Chhomrong via Lower Sinuwa (Bhunuwa), Upper Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan.

    After breakfast, the treks start with climb down the hill to Chhomrong River and cross the suspension bridge. The trail ascends upward from the far side into the rhododendron and bamboo forests. Continuously, ups and downs on rough trails, you will the glimpse of Mt Annapurna and Machhapuchhare even more closely. Reaching to Modi valley start descend steep stone staircase up to Bamboo. From Bamboo to Dovan you will continuously, ascend through dense forests filled with bamboo following the route above river. You will follow the Modi river till winding up to Himalaya. Overnight in Tea house.

  • Day 05 :Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Hinku Cave, Deurali, Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC) spend night at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 4,130m

    The exciting treks start after breakfast at Himalaya. Today is the main day of your treks which take you to your desired place Annapurna Base Camp. The hour trail leads you towards Deurali via Hinku Cave.  The trail from Deurali to Machhapuchhare Base Camp is uphill and downhill. You will pass some high risk places of avalanche up to Machhapuchare Base Camp. Machhapuchare to Annapurna Base Camp trails give you a chance to witnessing the 360 degree view of numerous majestic snowcapped peaks including Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, and Gandharva Chuli. After one and half hour of climb from MBC, you will reach to highest point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Situated at the elevation of 4,130m above sea level.  The views of peaks will be beyond your expectations and melt your heart. Glaciers will be beyond the tea house and sunset over mountains add joy to your Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek memorable and picturesque. You may get a chance to see the beautiful stars shining in sky. Celebrate your most exciting moment of Annapurna Base Camp Trek with sunset and spend the night at Annapurna Base Camp. Wait until morning for the majestic sunrise view over the towering mountains. 

  • Day 06 :Trek to back to Sinuwa via Machhapuchare Base Camp(MBC), Deurali, Himalaya, Bamboo

    Early morning wake up for Sunrise and enjoy the delicious breakfast with the glimpse of the stunning sunrise view over Annapurna and other peaks. After sunrise we will retrace steps back to Bamboo, following the same trail yesterday’s.

    You will pass again Machhapuchare Base Camp, Hinko cave, and Himalaya before reaching to Bamboo. It takes around 7 hour.

  • Day 07 :Trek to Markyu via Jhinu Danda Hot Spring and drive back to Pokhara

    The last day of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek route lead towards Samrung passing the Khldighar, you will move ship farm tracing the trail through rhododendron and bamboo forests. Leaving behind the settlement, we make our way to Jhinu Village. The Jhinu Natural hot spring is another attraction of this trek where you will relieve all the stress and anxiety of your journey. After the bath at Jhinu hot springs we will drive back to Pokhara. Evening walk in lakeside in Pokhara. We will also suggest you the best dining places of the town according to your preference.

  • Day 08 :Full Day Sightseeing around Pokhara, and involve in Adventure activities as your preference and fly back to Kathmandu

    Early Morning, you will be taken to Sarangkot Hills for the best sunrise view of Pokhara Valley. You will be served with local breakfast and you can view the gliders jumping from the take-off point for the most famous paragliding spot of Nepal.  You can participate in Adventure activities like (Paragliding, Bungy jump, cycling, ultra-light flight and Jeep lining). Then we will provide a sightseeing tour of Pokhara. Which may Include (Mahendra Cave, Begnas Tal, David’s Falls, Shree Bindhyabasini Temple, Tal Barahi Temple, International Mountain Museum) A detailed information will be provided to you by your guide about these places, so that You can choose which places to visit according to your preference and timings.

    Then we will drop you to Pokhara Airport and then you will travel back to Kathmandu Airport and Take you to your hotel at Thamel.  The last night of our journey we will have farewell dinner until next visit to Nepal.

  • Day 09 :Departure to your home

    We will bid our farewell to you until your next visit to Nepal. We will provide you a vehicle for departure as your flight schedule.

Cost Includes

  • All transportations during the trip (Pick up and deprature for International and domastic flights, Pokhara to Ghandruk and Markyu to Pokhara by Jeep )
  • Round airfare (Kathmandu-pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • All airport taxes
  • Full day guided sighseing tour in kathmandu and pokhara (UNISCO world heritage site (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Budddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swhyambunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu and International Mountain Museum, Bindabashini Temple, David Falls, Tal Barahi, Mahendra Cave and Phewa Lake etc.) in Pokhara
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in kathmandu and 2 nights in pokhara on BB basic at 3 start or grater place 
  • All necessary documents and paperwork (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry permit)
  • Highly experienced English speaking Government Registered trekking guide and porter to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Guide and porter (salaries, equipment, food and lodging, insurance and transportation)
  • Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea or coffee each meal during the trek
  • Chlorine treated drinking water
  • Accommodation: Private /Share and single/double room in Mountain
  • First aid box
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner cultural show 
  • Souvenir

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Meals in city (kathmandu and pokhara)
  • Monament entrence ticket (kathmandu durbar squre,patan durbar squre,boudhanath,pasupatinath temple,david falls, bindhabasini temple,etc...)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (Phone calls, WIFI, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, boiled water and hot shower)
  • Tipping and donations

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All published dates are guaranteed departures.  If our published date doesn’t match your travel plans, we are happy to create a date as your travel plan for 2022/2023.

Please, let us know for plan your tailor made trips according to your necessity; our travel experts will help you in your dream destinations.

Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Your best friend is your gear in Mountain. Your gear and comfort is matter to your treks. Infect some cases; gear can play a role of life and death. Please, choose a comfort and necessary gear. Here is the basic comprehensive packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

  • Duffel Bag
  • Rucksack with Rain Cove Daypack
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sandals or Shoes
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Trekking Poles
  • Inner Socks
  • Thermal Base layer
  • T-Shirts
  • Fleece Pullover or Jacket
  • Light Weight Thermal Tops
  • Hiking Socks
  • Sports Bra for Her
  • Hiking Shorts
  • Hiking Pants
  • Waterproof Pants
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  • Trip Duration 5 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Accommodation3 Star (or greater) Hotel
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