Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek combines different landscapes and cultures to bring you closer to the vicinity of Mount Annapurna.
Within this 11 day 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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, trek to Ghandruk: 30 minutes flight; 5-6 hours trek
Day 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong: 5-6 hours trek
Day 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo: 4-5 hours trek
Day 05: Bamboo to Deurali: 3-4 hours trek
Day 06: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 5-6 hours trek
Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7-8 hours trek
Day 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda: 5-6 hours trek
Day 09: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 11: Final Departure