4 Days ABC Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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4 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4230m
  • Group Size 1 - 20 People
  • Start City Kathmandu | POkhara
  • End City Kathmandu | POkhara
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Hiking and Trekking
  • Best Season Sep - May
Trip Highlights
  • Obviously, you can witness the Panorama of dozens of moutan peaks such as Mount Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Mardi, Lamjung Himal, and more
  • Visit Machhapuchhre Base camp on the route
  • An amazing Annapurna Base Camp and the Mountain Views
  • Many local villages as Jhinu, Sinuwa, Bamboo, and Dovan along the way
  • Monasteries and Stups in the villages
  • Himalayan animals such as Thar, Red panda, and Choral, Birds and flowers along the 4 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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.


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On the morning of the shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we pick you up at your hotel on the lakeside and drive you along the Pokhara Balgung highway to reach Jhinu in mid-day. At Jhinu, we arrange our bags and have some lunch before hiking to Bamboo. The path from Jhunu to Bamboo is mostly uphill and you are gonna gain a lot of altitude. Thankfully, there are many rivers and streams along the forest to keep you excited.

  • Max Altitude: 2310m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 8.5km

The journey shall begin very early in the morning. We have a fun and exciting walk as we get closer to the Himalayas. In the morning, we cross a thick tropical forest but soon we enter into the beautiful alpine landscape of the mountains. The Annapurna and nearby mountains shine bright and beautiful during the daytime. By 4 to 6 in the evening, we reach one of the most beautiful places in the world. A warm food and comfortable bed at the base camp of Annapurna is a blessing for you.

  • Max Altitude: 4130m
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 13km

We begin the final day of the shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek journey early in the morning so that we can visit the Annapurna base camp in the morning. We hike to an altitude of 4130 meters to enjoy the stunning giant peaks. Then, we get back to the hotel for our breakfast and then retrace our journey back to Machhapuchhre. In the evening, we walk to the Bamboo and stay at the hotel we stayed earlier.

  • Max Altitude: 2310m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 13km

This is the very same route we took on the first day. After breakfast in the morning, we shall first hike to Chhomrung. Another few hours of descent from Chhomrung takes us to Jhinu Danda. And we dont find a Jeep here, we cross a hanging bridge to reach Markyu. Here, we can find a shared jeep to Pokhara where our trip officially ends.

  • Max Altitude: 710m
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Walking Distance: 8.5km

The 4-Day ABC Trek Itinerary is designed for those who have a very short holiday in Nepal and are still willing to explore the beautiful Annapurna Base Camp. This Itinerary is designed by our well-experienced guide.

Cost Details
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • All transportation for the trek.
  • Local guest house accommodation in the mountains.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Government-authorized, experienced guides and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charges and government taxes
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
What's Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of the itinerary
Group Discount Prices
Number of peoplePrice per person
1 pax
2 pax
3 - 6 pax
7 - 15 pax

Essential Information

Food and Hotel in ABC

The accommodation during the shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek is simple Tea houses. These tea houses have been operating for a long time and adapted to fulfill the needs of the tourists. You can get a single bed and charging plugs in the room and the bathroom will be on a sharing basis. However, it might be very cold at night, and carrying your sleeping bag for 4 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is highly recommended.

Food during Short ABC Trek is also available in the tea house itself. There is a central heated restaurant where you can have breakfast and dinner. The choices for breakfast include cereals bread pancakes and more. For dinner and lunch, there are Nepalese Dal Bhat, Chinese / Indian dishes, and continental food such as pizza and burgers. It's cheaper if you carry your own water bottle/ purification tablet and chocolate bars/ coffee for Short ABC Trek.

Clients Reviews

  • Best 4 Days ABC Trek

    Booked through Breeze Adventure to go on the 4 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Was so much better than I imagined, and I already imagined it would be amazing. The guide Bijay supplied fun, knowledge, and great energy throughout the whole trek - felt more like friends than clients. The porter Galgen was strong, funny, and a great addition to the team. Kishwor, the owner of Breeze Adventure, has been an absolute asset the entire time in Nepal - from booking the fantastic 4 day  ABC Trek, to local knowledge about anything you could imagine. I felt taken care of, seen as an equal, as well as a friend - not once did I feel like a client. Will definitely be back soon for more adventures and to visit my friends.

    Eli LUnited States,January 21, 2024
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