Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek-8 Days

Annapurna Base Camp
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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek-8 Days
At a Glance
Duration8 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4130m/13549.87ft
Group Size1 to 10 pax in a Group
Travel StyleTrekking/Hiking
Best TimeAuguest to December and March to May

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a customized version of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, specifically tailored for those with limited time for a holiday. If you seek a breathtaking walking experience amidst stunning landscapes during a short vacation, then the Short Annapurna Base Camp Odyssey is the perfect choice for you. Feel free to reach out to us for exceptional guidance on your journey into the majestic Himalayas.The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is a thrilling adventure that takes you through a variety of landscapes, from sub-tropical climates to stunning glaciers. This incredible journey offers multiple route options, starting in Pokhara and taking you to ABC before returning to Pokhara. At an impressive height of 4130m on the southern side of the majestic Annapurna I (8091m), the tenth-highest mountain in the world, Annapurna Base Camp provides an awe-inspiring vantage point to witness panoramic views of the surrounding peaks during both sunrise and sunset. Going on the short Annapurna base camp Trekking gives you a unique opportunity to witness the world's tenth-highest peak up close.


  • The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek provides a quick and efficient way to experience the renowned trek.
  • The trek commences and concludes in Pokhara, one of Nepal's charming cities.
  • The journey between Pokhara and Jhinu offers breathtaking scenery before and after the trek.
  • After the trek, indulge in a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
  • This trek offers the chance to witness awe-inspiring panoramic views of majestic mountains and immerse oneself in the local culture and warm hospitality.
  • Traverse through a dense forest adorned with rhododendrons, oak, and bamboo, with the stunning mountains serving as a backdrop. During the spring season, the forest is adorned with picturesque blooms.
  • Witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the world's 10th-highest peak and the enchanting sunset over the beautiful Machhapurche (6994m).
  • Experience the breathtaking 360-degree mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp on a clear day.
  • The highest point of the trek is Annapurna Base Camp, standing tall at 4130m.

The Annapurna Conservation Area is well-known for its famous trekking routes, which cater to different preferences in terms of duration and difficulty. The region is also home to some of the world's most challenging mountains to climb, including Annapurna I, which stands at an impressive height of 8,091 meters. The area boasts a rich diversity of indigenous flora and fauna. On June 3rd, 1950, Maurice Herzog and his team achieved the remarkable feat of summiting Annapurna I, marking the first successful ascent of an eight-thousander in history. The Annapurna Base Camp trek, situated within the Annapurna Conservation Area, was established in 1985 and officially commenced in 1992. Covering an expansive area of 7,629 square kilometers, it holds the distinction of being the largest conservation area in Nepal.

The Himalayan Trekking Path has recently introduced a modified version of the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek, called the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This package offers a condensed trekking experience that can be completed in just five days of walking. It is specifically designed for people who have limited time to spare for the classically lengthy Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You can start your trek from Pokhara, and after 5 days of walking, you will conclude your journey back in Pokhara.

Pokhara is the gateway to the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek and is surrounded by picturesque valleys and verdant green hills. These hills are popular tourist spots, offering awe-inspiring views of the majestic Annapurna Mountain ranges during sunrise and sunset. Located 200 km west of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, Pokhara is a well-known tourist destination that boasts prominent landmarks such as Phewa Lake, David's Fall, the Mountain Museum, Sarangkot, Begnas Lake, caves, and more. It caters to a wide range of adventure activities, including hiking, trekking, paragliding, rafting, bungee jumping, sightseeing, boating, and ultra-flight experiences. If you prefer a more peaceful experience, Pokhara also offers a tranquil environment where you can immerse yourself in the city's beauty and relish the breathtaking mountain vistas, including the magnificent Mt. Machhapurche (6994m).

The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek usually begins with a scenic drive to Samrung Village from Pokhara. Along the way, you'll be treated to stunning views of the valley and Modi Khola River, as well as charming villages and terrain. The drive takes approximately three hours. Once you arrive, you'll cross the longest suspension bridge in the region (measuring 296m in length) to reach Jhinu. Here, you can enjoy a delightful teahouse experience before officially starting your short Annapurna Base Camp trek. Jhinu Danda is a popular destination known for its natural hot springs and tea house. Situated at an altitude of 1700m, visitors can enjoy the breathtaking views of the majestic peaks of Mt. Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiuchuli (6442m) from this location. After Jhinu, you will ascend to Chhomrong, which is located at an altitude of 2170m. This part of the trek offers stunning views of the lush green valley and some of the highest peaks in the Annapurna range, including Annapurna South (7219m), Hiuchuli (6442m), Annapurna III (7555m), Fishtail (6994m), and Gangapurna (7455m).

Chhomrong is a village inhabited by Gurung natives, where you can experience their rich culture, tradition, and warm hospitality. There are plenty of accommodation options available, as well as a German bakery and coffee shop. Before heading to Sinuwa (2200m), make sure to check your conservation permit. Sinuwa will be your stop for the first night on the mountain. From Chhomrong, the trail descends towards Chhomrong Khola. You'll cross the suspension bridge and then walk uphill for about 45 minutes to reach Sinuwa.

On the second day of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will embark on a scenic ascent through a lush green valley, leading to Upper Sinuwa. Upon reaching this point, you will be greeted by the stunning sight of Machhapuche (6994m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiuchuli (6442m), and Annapurna III (7555m). Continuing your journey, you will proceed towards Bamboo Village (2145m), surrounded by dense forests of rhododendron, oak, needlewood, and bamboo. These forests offer magnificent views of the majestic mountains. From Bamboo Village, you will follow the path to Deurali (3200m) via Dovan (2600m) and the Himalaya (2900m).

During the third day of the Short Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will continue towards Machhapurche Base Camp (3700m). As you trek, you will be accompanied by the rushing glacier river and witness awe-inspiring snow-capped peaks. This part of the journey takes you above the tree line and involves a challenging ascent. Once you reach Machhapurche base camp, you can take a break and enjoy a cup of tea before exploring Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), which is the ultimate destination of the ABC trek. Here, you will witness a truly remarkable moment with panoramic views of Tent Peak, Mt. Fang, Annapurna South, and the majestic Mt. Fishtail, which is the 10th highest peak in the world at sunrise and sunset time. Finally, you will conclude your trek at Annapurna Sanctuary and retrace your steps back to Jhinu via Bamboo Village. At Bamboo Village, you can relax in the natural hot spring. On the fifth day, you will return to Pokhara.

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek covers a distance of 57 km and can be completed in 5 days of walking. This trek is known for its moderate-level, challenging terrain and is highly recommended for first-time trekkers. If you want to experience the pristine beauty of nature and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, we strongly advise you to book with us. Please note that this trek requires a reasonable level of fitness and appropriate gear.

The Cost of a Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

The pricing for the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a crucial element of our offering. Himalanaya Trekking Path is dedicated to providing meticulously planned itineraries with inclusive services at a competitive rate. Our highlighted package, the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, is a standout choice, and we encourage you to review the itinerary, package specifics, and pricing. Should our program align with your preferences, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are more than willing to tailor our services and packages to suit your individual budget and requirements. The cost of the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is determined by the group size, with a maximum of 10 participants and a minimum of one trekker. If you wish to travel in a larger group, we can accommodate accordingly and provide an additional guide for your adventure.

  • Solo travelers can enjoy the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek at a cost of USD 900.
  • For groups of 2–6 people, the cost per person for the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is USD800
  • Larger groups of 7–10 people can avail themselves of the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek at a cost of USD700 per person.
Tour PlanExpand All

Namaste!! After your arrival in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal; we will meet you outside the terminal hall of the Tribhuvan International Airport. With the exchange of the greetings, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and introduced to your trekking guide. You can have a conversation with him, discussing the necessities for trekking expedition. Definitely, the surroundings will be new to you; therefore, an evening stroll around the lively Thamel market is recommended to get accustomed (to some degree) with the vivid Nepalese lifestyle.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Depart from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the early morning by flight following breakfast, followed by a 30-minute drive from the hotel to the airport in a taxi. Enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight with stunning mountain views. Upon arrival at Pokhara International Airport, take a Jeep to Samsung Village via Nayapul, Birethanti, Syauli Bazar, Sewai, and eventually reach Samrung after a 2.5-hour drive. Cross the longest suspension bridge and have lunch at Jinu Danda (1700m), known for its hot springs and views of Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Annapurna III. After lunch, ascend steeply to Chhomrung, a renowned Gurung and Magar village. Descend to the Chhomrung Khola River, cross the suspension bridge, and ascend to Sinuwa (2200m) where you will spend the first night in the mountains. The total trekking distance is 8 km, taking approximately 4-5 hours

Max. Altitude: 2200m/7217.848Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

After breakfast, we move through terraces and the forest that comprises chiefly rhododendron vegetations to Kuldi (2,470m) and finally, we set foot in the Upper Modi Khola Valley. This belt of the trail is narrow that leads to the Bamboo (2,310m). At this elevation, it is usual to spot snow during winter. The Bamboo Village consists of a few lodges that are operational only during the soaring tourist season. We leave for Deurali after Lunch from the Dovan Village. We ascend a gentle climb leading us to Dovan (2,600m). From here, we trek along the Modi Khola through the dense forest embodying bamboo and rhododendron as the primary vegetation. Subsequently, we arrive at Hotel Himalaya (2,920m) and ascend abruptly Hinko Cave (3,170m) from where the trail drops closer to Modi Khola before climbing again upward to Deurali (3,200m). Stay overnight at Guest House in Deurali.

Max. Altitude: 3400m/11154.86ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

From Deurali, the trail becomes narrow and strenuous to trek on. After 2-3 hours of the tiring trek; we ultimately arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m). As climbing Mt. Machhapuchhre is not permitted due to religious reasons, MBC is not an actual base camp. Stop for hot tea or coffee here and then head onward to Annapurna base Camp (4130m), the ultimate travel destination of our package. ABC is an adorable place that bestows an astonishing outlook of Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Hiunchuli. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset views over Mt. Fishtail (6993m). Stay at the guest house.

Max. Altitude: 4130m/13549.87ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

As the clouds can disrupt the excellent view; early in the morning, we wake up at Annapurna Base Camp with an aspiration to feel the mighty Annapurna in close proximity. ABC is based in the middle of the exquisite snow-capped mountains. From this very spot, you can gaze at widespread terraced fields flaunting euphoric grasslands and splendid farming land. At ABC, you’ll be rewarded for your toil with the awesome vistas of the snow-capped mountain peaks and tempting landscapes. Along with it, you will also observe the southern slant of the Annapurna range established in the lap of the formidable Himalayas; the sight is worth its weight in gold and is unsurpassed by anything else in the world. After capturing these moments in our hearts and of course, in our cameras; we will return to Bamboo (2,310m) and eventually back to Upper Sinuwa (2300m).

Max. Altitude: 2300m/7545.932ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Pursuing the trail first; down to Sinuwa, and then to Lower Sinuwa through the forest of rhododendron, we now climb down the stone steps to Chhomrong (2,210m). Withdrawing back from Modi Khola Valley; we eventually trek downwards to Taklung village. From now onwards, we continue on the trail that descends to Jhinu Danda (1,500m). Enjoy the rest of the day with a natural hot spring. From Jhinu Danda, we set off back to Pokhara in a private vehicle. Once in Pokhara, you can visit various landmark sites of the Lake City such as Davis Falls, Phewa Tal, Begnas Tal, Rupa Tal, World Peace Pagoda and much more at your cost. Also, you can enjoy an evening walk or cycle around the alluring Lakeside region which is a tourist hotspot. A full Nepali cuisine as the dinner will be the perfect way to celebrate your successful completion of the expedition.

Max. Altitude: 823m/2700ft.Meal: Breakfast and LunchAccommodation: Hotel

Today, you’ll travel back to Kathmandu via a private vehicle or tourist bus. The 200km journey via the Prithvi Highway will provide you with the opportunity to have a glimpse of mountains, green hills, towns and colourful markets that passes by its side. It will take about 7-8 hours to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara depending on traffic conditions. Or you can take 30 mins domestic flight to Kathmandu (with an additional cost$120). Once in the capital city, you can enjoy the rest of the moments in this Himalayan nation via visiting sites listed in the UNESCO world heritage list such as Pashupatinath, Swaymbhunath, Boudhanath and much more, buying souvenirs and collecting memories as pictures (which is not included in the cost). Farewell dinner by Himalayan Trekking path

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today marks the end of your journey and your wonderful stay in this country. We are happy to choose us to help and guide you through your entire adventure sharing and forging precious moments together. We hope that our services and expertise fully satisfied you. Our representative will escort you to the airport so that you will have no problems taking your flight back to your homeland.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.13ftMeal: Breakfast
Cost Details
  • trekking package for 7 nights and 8 days with a detailed itinerary
  • Private transport for airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return journey in a tourist coach
  • Professional and friendly guide accompanied by 2 guests and 1 porter
  • Round trip from Pokhara to Samrung by Jeep or alternative transportation based on group size
  • Staff's salary, accommodation, food, and insurance coverage of $10,000
  • Inclusion of TIMS and Trekking Permits (ACAP)
  • Welcome dinner and drinks upon arrivalProvision of three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Deluxe accommodation with complimentary breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses during the trek
  • money exchange service is available
  • Duffel bag and luggage storage facility
  • Certification provided after the trek
  • First aid services are available
  • Rescue service is available if required
  • All government taxes included in the package.
  • Visa Fee for Nepal
  • Cost of International Airfares
  • Travel Insurance coverage for clients
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with an additional fee of $100 per person
  • Additional charges for extra-night accommodation and activities
  • Tips for the staff
  • Expenses for dinner, lunch, and drinks in the city
  • Charges for drinks during the trekking
  • Personal expenses include a mobile recharge card, a battery charger, hot water, a shower, extra porters, and laundry.