Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

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USD $ 999 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    ABC 4130 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Car & Flight

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Summer (May,Jun)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek combines different landscapes and cultures to bring you closer to the vicinity of Mount Annapurna.

Within this 11 days short itinerary, you can experience mesmerizing glimpses of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail), peculiar Gurung villages, pleasant rhododendron forest, and the close views of Mt. Annapurna and its ranges in no time.

The well-groomed trail is aimed for time-restricted travelers to experience the journey and enjoy nature but for a more relaxed version, check out our Annapurna Base Camp 14 Days or opt to customize the itinerary as per your wish.

Initiating from Kathmandu (1300 m) and finally reaching Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) in just 11 days can fulfill the thirst for your hike. On the way, you trek through Ghandruk, which is a popular village, best-known for the hospitality and homestay with amazing scenic background views of Annapurna ranges.

From Ghandruk you trek to Chhomrong, followed by Bamboo, Deurali, and to Annapurna Base camp, passing through Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After reaching the base camp, you then trek back to Bamboo. From Bamboo, you trek to Jhinu Dada followed by Nayapul, where your trek ends.

From Nayapul you are driven back to Pokhara, where you stay overnight. The next day will be your flight back to Kathmandu. You will undoubtedly collect lots of adventurous memories even in this short trek.

Conquering this trek to the Annapurna range will surely be a proud achievement made better by the mesmerizing views, warm hospitality, and stunning trekking trails. There are many possible routes to trek to the Annapurna region and round Annapurna Circuit is also one of them. But, here we have provided an outline itinerary for the shortest period of time possible.

It would be our immense pleasure to assist you on the short trek as it is the most popular trekking trail in Nepal.


 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will pick you up and take you to your respective hotel. You may take rest for the afternoon or visit our office if you have any queries or concerns. We can also assist you in your last-minute shopping and trek preparation.

In the evening, you will be welcomed into the realm of authentic Nepalese cuisine prepared by our best chefs.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara & Drive to Ghandruk

🕑 25 Minutes Flight ,3 Hours Drive & 1 Hour Walk

Max Altitude: 1950 M

Taking an early flight to Pokhara, one of the most beautiful places in Nepal, you will have a drive to Kimche for 3 Hours and then, start a short hike to Ghandrulk. a lovely village mostly inhabited by the welcoming Gurung Community. If time permits, you can roam around the beautiful village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 3: Trek to Chhomrong

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2050 M

You will start your journey, by ascending towards Kimrungdanda while enjoying the pleasant view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. You will descend to the Kimrong Khola again taking another steep ascent to Chere Danda. Then your final destination for the day, Chhomrong, will just be a gentle walk. Chhomrong is also known for its friendly environment and for its beauty lying at the lap of the Mt. Annapurna.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Trek to Bamboo

🕑 4/5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2400 M

Stepping down, 2500 stone steps, you will cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. You will trek uphill to Sinuwa and pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar and reach our destination, Bamboo village, for the day with the easy downhill walk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 5: Trek to Deurali

🕑 4 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3,200 M

You will start your day by passing through the damp and cold Bamboo forest then ascend steadily with a few steep segments. Reaching the Himalaya Hotel is the clue. You will move closer to the border of the forest. When the sun rays pierce through the dense forest, you can get the astounding view of the glacial river below. A steep climb through a drier forest will set you on the path to Hinku Cave. Then, a short descend and steep ascend will bring you closer to your destination for the day, Deurali. It is a place of scenic beauty which gives us the magical view of the valley, the river below and the cliffs above with bands of thin waterfalls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 6: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4,130 M

Climbing gently through a river bed then, over a steep trail on the mountainside will get you to Bagar. Eventually, one of the most strenuous hikes will challenge you. You will trek towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After arriving at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will get the majestic view of Mt. Machhapuchhre alongside Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna. It is considered to be one of the most rewarding experiences of the walk. The forest and vegetation slowly disappear as you trek towards ABC, and the path widens as you enter the Annapurna sanctuary. Upon reaching the Base Camp, you will get the dynamic view of different peaks and a heavenly feeling during the sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Trek Back to Bamboo

🕑 7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2400 M

From ABC, you will retrace your steps back to Bamboo. As the trek will mostly be downhill, you will have more energy to appreciate the landscapes. You will spend the night in Bamboo village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 8: Trek to Jhinu

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1,780 M

Walking an uphill trail towards Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola, you come across the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where you will be resting for the night. Tonight, you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the hot springs by walking 15-20 minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda to soothe your aching muscles.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 9: Trek to Kyumi and Drive to Pokhara

🕑 2 Hours Trek and 3 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 850 M

During the final day of the trek, you will get to enjoy the greenery and amazing hill landscape of Western Nepal. Your trek will end at Naya Pul when you board the vehicle back to Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 25 Minutes Flight

Max Altitude: 1350 M

After an afternoon flight to Kathmandu, you will have time to rest for the day or visit a few places such as Thamel; which is particularly famous among international tourists. You will have a farewell dinner for the accomplishments you have made in the past 10 days.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Airport

Today, your journey of the Annapurna Base Camp short trek comes to an end. A representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. 

Airport Drop Off in a Private Vehicle

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Private transfers as per Itinerary
  • 3* Category Standard Twin/Double Sharing Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per Itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Airfare and Taxes as per itinerary
  • All Ground Transfer as per itinerary
  • An Experienced Trekking Guide and Required number of Porters as per group size
  • All Wages, Transportation, Equipment, and Travel Insurance for Supporting Crew
  • Best Available  Twin/Double Sharing Tea House Accommodations during the Trek
  • Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During the Trek
  • Permits and Entrance Fees - ( ACAP and TIMS)
  • Equipment - Down Jacket, Trekking Poles, Duffle Bag, Sleeping Bag( Refundable) If required (Available on Hire in Kathmandu)
  • Best Available Scheduled Jeep/Bus to Kimche/Ghandruk and to Pokhara 
  • A Comprehensive First Air Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner 
  • All Taxes

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • International Airfares and taxes
  • Your Travel insurance 
  • Beverages Any kind of
  • Personal Clothing and Equipment ( Available on Hire/Low Purchase in Kathmandu)
  • Tipping for Supporting Crew
  • Personal Expenses such as Meals in Cities, Shopping, Add on tours, etc
  • Any cost Occured from unforeseen circumstances such as Landslide, Bad weather, Political violence, Sick/Medical issues, etc
  • Any Other Services and cost which is not  mentioned in above services

Himalayan Trekkers include 3-star standard category hotel/resort accommodations with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin/double sharing basis. Upgrades and single supplementary are also available at an additional cost and prior notice.

During the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking Journey, trekkers are offered the best available comfortable, and clean guesthouses or teahouses. These are also on a twin/double sharing basis with a shared bathroom. Single supplementary is sometimes available in the low seasons.

Meals

All breakfasts are included within your accomodation package. For the lunches and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara, there are hundreds of restaurants and hotels that serve varieties of menues from all over the world. We can recommend you the best one as per your menu preference. 

However, the trekking journey is on full-board basis. We provide all three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) from day 2 for this Annapurna Base Camp short trek till day 9. The food is of excellent quality, hygenic and filling and consists of a mix of indigenous Nepali/ Tibetan, Indian, Continental and western cuisine. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the same teahouse or the lodge where we will be staying the night, while lunch will be served at the guesthouse on the way to the next destination.

Reviews

Zelda Smith

South Africa

Thanks for making my holiday and stay a pleasant one. I enjoyed a lot on this Annapurna short trek. Raj your care and guidance in the mountain motivated me a lot to be at base camp of Mt. Annapurna. Your smily face cheers me throughout the trip. Will be back for my next adventure very soon. Best wishes with lots of love and courage.

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