Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Trekking and Walking


  • Guarented Satisfaction
  • Transparent Price
  • No hidden fees
  • Experience of a More than 10 Years
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

USD $ 999 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    ABC 4130 m

  • Difficulty


  • Starts From


  • Trip Ends At


  • Transport

    Private Vehicle & Flight (KTM-Pokhara-KTM)

  • 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 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.

Trip Outline

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


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

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: Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara & trek to Ghandruk

🕑 30 mins flight, 1+ hr drive & 5-6 hrs trek

Max Altitude: 2,000 m

Taking an early flight to Pokhara, one of the beautiful places in Nepal, you will have a drive to NayaPul (1 hour and 20 minutes), and then, start your trek from Birethanti. You will trek to Ghandruk(1940 m), a lovely village mostly inhabited by welcoming Gurung Community. If time permits, you can roam around the beautiful village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Day 3: Trek to Chhomrong

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: Tea house/Lodge

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/ Lodges

Day 4: Trek to Bamboo

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,300 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

🕑 3-4 Hrs

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

🕑 5-6 Hrs

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: Tented Camp

Day 7: Return trek to Bamboo

🕑 7-8 Hrs

Max Altitude: 2,300 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 hrs

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/Lodge

Day 9: Trek back to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara

🕑 6 hrs trek & 1 hr drive

Max Altitude: 1,070

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: 3 star hotel

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 25 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 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: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 11: Final departure

🕑 30 mins

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


  • All ground transfers in a Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu on a comfortable private vehicle
  • All accommodation & standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Licensed English-speaking altitude certified trekking guide
  • The required number of staff and porters 
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and Trekkers' Information Management System fee for trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara and private tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Official expenses


  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Includes section


Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing


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.

See Reviews on Facebook

© 2021 Himalayan Trekkers. All rights reserved.