Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Massive Annapurna i view from ABC
At a Glance
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4130m
  • Group Size 1 - 20 People
  • Start City Kathmandu
  • End City Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season Sep - Jan
Trip Highlights
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Macchapuchre Base Camp
  • Beautiful villages with lovely people
  • Natural Hot Spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Annapurna Glacier
  • Gurung Lifestyle
  • Alpine Flowers

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, as the name implies is a shorter version of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This trek is suitable for those who have less number of days and still want to explore the base camp of Mt. Annapurna.

The major highlight of Short Annapurna base camp Trek is the Annapurna base camp itself! From the Annapurna base camp, you’ll see the 360-degree panorama of the giant Himalayas. The sunrise views over the tremendous mountains are remarkable. You will see the adorable panorama of Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang, and Machhapuchhare.

This, Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is a beautiful one. It rewards the trekkers with the best highland and lowland experiences. Also, you can get an insight into the Gurung culture at beautiful villages in the Annapurna region. You will also see the Magar and Thakali people on this trip.

You will feel the changes in climate as you trek from the lowland to the highland Himalayas. With the variations in altitude, you will witness the changes in land topology and vegetation. You will also see how topology makes life more difficult.

Memories during this, Short Annapurna Base Camp trek will definitely pile up in your mind permanently. You will make remarkable memories at the Machapuchre base camp. Also, the hot bath in the natural spring in Jhinu Danda is unforgettable. We promise you a bunch of beautiful memories on the entire trek.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty:

Walking 7-8 hours every day.

Sleeping at Annapurna Base Camp.

Walking down the hill in a short duration.

Beast Time for Short Annapurna Basse Camp Trek:

The Spring offers a beautiful combined view of Annapurna Himalaya and the colorful Rhododendron flowers.

The end of February to the End of May and September to December is the best time for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Also, the winter is good for this, Short Annapurna Base Camp trek.

If you want to go on the Short Annapurna base camp trekking with us, contact us. We will help you to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek on your short holiday in Nepal.


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Pokhara is 204 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Early in the morning, our staff will receive you at your hotel in Kathmandu. Set ready after having a nice breakfast. From Kathmandu, we will drive to Pokhara in a tourist bus. The ride is comfortable and is highly scenic as well.

Driving off Thankot, you will begin seeing the beautiful landscapes and scarce houses and some villages en route. Later on, you will meet the Trishuli river. The bus drives across the highway alongside the river.

There is a place called Malekhu which is a stopping point for lunch. We will stop there and will have lunch and will rest for a little while. This will take us around an hour. After having Lunch, we will ride again. The trail is beautiful. You will see wide roads ahead of you. You’ll see hills, trees, and settlements around you.

After hours of driving, we will reach the beautiful city of Pokhara. We will stay at Pokhara today. Pokhara is a very popular tourist hub in Nepal. Here, you will see lots of internal as well as international tourists. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Max Altitude: 822m
  • Accommodation: 3/4 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Tourist Bus

Today is the day when we will start trekking. Early in the morning, we will have breakfast in Pokhara. A jeep will receive you at your hotel. We will ride in the jeep towards Ghandruk. The trail is bumpy and is highly scenic. The three-hour drive to Ghandruk is beautiful. After the scenic ride, we will reach the beautiful Ghandruk village.

Ghandruk village is a famous trekking destination also. It falls into the short treks category in the Annapurna region. This village is popular for its cultural richness. The Gurung settlement, the locals, their lifestyles, and their culture are inspiring. Also, we can see amazing views of the Annapurna, Machapuchare, and Himchuli from Ghandruk.

We will have lunch in Ghandruk. After having lunch, we will begin to trek. The trek finally begins. The trekking trail is grand. We will trek along the bank of a small river called Modi Khola. The air is so clean and the views of the surroundings are amazing. Annapurna region is a trekker's paradise. From there, we will leave the Modi Khola behind and will start walking. Ahead of us, we will see a giant boulder. Walking past the boulder, we will come across the Kumrung Khola. On the riverbed of Kumrung Khola, there is a settlement with some teahouses. Overnight in Kumrung Khola.  

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9km

Today, we will have a warm breakfast in the morning at the Kumrung Khola. We will start to trek crossing the Kumrung Khola above a bridge. Then, we will climb a steep uphill. This trail will take us to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung village. 

At Chhomrong village, there is a river called the Chhomrong River. We will cross the river and will continue hiking towards the village at Sinuwa. The hike to Sinuwa from the Chhomrong River is a hike uphill through the beautiful forests of Bamboo, Rhododendron, and Oak. You will see the brilliant views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre Himal while hiking. The fabulous views of beautiful nature, blue, sky, and the Himalayas are splendid.

The trekking trail has few ups and downs. There are stone stairs at some places whereas the trail is flat somewhere. Walking for some hours on the splendid trekking trails, we will reach Sinuwa. Sinuwa is a beautiful village where we will stay overnight.

  • Max Altitude: 2340m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 13km

After having breakfast at the lodge, we will continue towards Deurali. The hike passes through Kuldhighar. The hike is easy before we reach Bamboo Village. From the Bamboo village, we will walk over the steep stone staircases. This part of the trail passes through forests of Bamboo, Rhododendrons, and Oaks. Walking through the pretty amazing trail, we will reach Dobhan. 

From Dobhan, we will take a hike on the steep forested trail. We will continue walking over the trail towards the Himalayas. Also, there is a famous Hiku cave that is on the way from Dobhan to Deurali. On this day, you can enjoy the charismatic waterfalls, small temples, and a few caves including the famous Hiku cave. Enjoying whatever the trail has to offer us, we will reach Deurali.
Overnight at a lodge in Deurali. This includes dinner and accommodation.

  • Max Altitude: 3200m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 12km

Today is the day when our destination of the day and the destination of the trek coincide. We will trek to the base camp of Mt, Annapurna from Deurali. Starting from Deurali, we will make a gentle climb over the trail along the Modi Khola. Walking past the small huts of shepherds en route, we will reach Bagar. From Bagar, the hike is quite tough. The trail is windy. Sometimes, there can be snow on the trails here. After conquering the strenuous trail, we will reach Macchapuchre Base Camp (MCB), 3700 meters.

We will rest for some time at the Machhapuchre Base Camp. From here, you will see an astounding view of Mt. Macchapuchre, Annapurna III, and other peaks. You can take some beautiful snaps of the Himalayas towering above. There are some trekkers who stay overnight at the Macchapuchre. We will meet some of them.

From the Macchapuchre base camp, we will begin to walk towards the Annapurna sanctuary. The trail is wide and beautiful with towering Himalayas surrounding you so close. After hiking for a couple of hours, we will reach our destination. 

Standing at the Annapurna base camp, 4130 meters, you will see the amazing panorama of white glistening peaks surrounding you on all sides. Since the Himalayas surround the base camp from all sides, it is also termed as Annapurna Sanctuary. From there, you can enjoy the amazing views of Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), South Annapurna (7219m), Annapurna I (7219m), Tent Peak (5665m), Singu Chuli (6501m), Mt. Gangapurna (7544m), Fishtail (6,997m), and others. 

We will spend the night at a lodge in Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Max Altitude: 4130m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 7.7km

We will wake up early in the morning to see the exciting sunshine views over the snow peaks. The views as the sunrays lovingly kiss the peaks of the snow giants are to die for. In clear weather, you will see the most beautiful sunrise views from the base camp. 

After making enjoyable memories at Annapurna Sanctuary, we will have a nice and warm breakfast at the lodge. Afterward, we will say goodbye to the sanctuary and will start descending down to Macchapuchre Base Camp. From there, we will trek back to Deurali. 
From there, we will hike down to the Modi Khola at Bamboo. Today in a single day, we trek down with an elevation drop of 1700 meters. Bamboo is our destination of the day. Overnight at Bamboo.

  • Max Altitude: 2310m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 16.7km

We will set off on the trekking trail towards Jhinu Danda via Khuldighar. The trek route goes inside a forested trail of Bamboo, Oaks, and Rhododendrons. From Khuldighar, we will take a short walk towards the Sinuwa danda. The trekking trail descends as we reach the Sinuwa danda to meet Chhomrong Khola. We will cross the Chhomrong Khola over a short suspension bridge. After crossing the river, we will head towards the Chhomrung village. We will take a break at the Chhomrung village. You can also have your lunch here.

From Chhomrung village, the trekking trail descends again. Following the beautiful downhill trail, we will trek to Jhinu village. Jhinu village is a beautiful village situated on a ridge top. Thus, this village exhibits admirable views of the variable landscapes including the lush green hills and forests.

We will have our lunch here and have a rest. Then drive to Pokhara by Jeep for another 2/3 hours.

  • Max Altitude: 822m
  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 8.5km

The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary is ideal for those who have a short holiday in Nepal or want to explore more in a short period. This Itinerary is designed by our well-experienced guides, tested by our clients, and getting very good responses.

Cost Details
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • Two nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara, breakfast included.
  • All transportation for the trek.
  • Local guest house accommodation in mountain.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide 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 charge and government taxes
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
What's Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • 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 itinerary
Add-Ons & Options

Enhance Your Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Exclusive Services:

Solo Travelers: Elevate your experience with a $200.00 single supplement fee.
Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara - Pokhara to Kathmandu: Opt for an airplane flight from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu instead of a tourist bus ride of 6/7 hours at an additional $200.00

Dates & Price

If these given dates are not fit for your dates, we can organize your private trek to Annapurna Base Camp. we need a minimum of 2 people to run this group joining trip. 

Group Discount Prices
Number of peoplePrice per person
2 - 5 pax
6 - 15 pax

Essential Information


Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek includes accommodation in the cost.  This accommodation is included only during the set itinerary.  While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, we provide a 2/3 star hotel for you.  During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability.  During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.


Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs.  If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time.  During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included.  Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own.  On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed guide will lead the trek.  All of our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.   

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of a medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Single Supplement Cost

The given price is for more than one person group. Single supplement cost $ 200 will be added on the given cost.

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