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Duration 07 Days
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Trip Duration 07 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13550ft)
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Pokhara/Pokhara
Best Seasons Feb-May, Sept- Mid Dec

Annapurna base camp short trek

  • Lush forests of Rhododendrons and oaks.
  • Explore typical Gurung villages at Landruk & Chhomrung.
  • Enjoy the great view of Annapurna Mountain ranges and Mt Fishtail, (Machhapuchhure).
  • Get 360 degrees of fantastic mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Enjoy a Natural bath in the hot springs at Jhinu.
  • Outstanding view of the mountains from Annapurna base camp short trek.

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna base camp short trek is one of the best short trekking destinations in the Annapurna region. This trek is arranged with a trekking trail of 7 days in Annapurna base camp. The route gives enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants. That encircles the basin: Annapurna 1 (8091 m), and Annapurna South (7273 m). We can also get the best view of Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454 m), the unclimbed Fang (7647 m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997 m).

The Annapurna base camp short trek offers you a fun and delightful time with its amazing landscape. A great insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. The walking trail will go through the diverse ethnic group’s cultures, along with distinct vegetation forests and wildlife.

Annapurna base camp short trek is one of Nepal’s classic moderate treks, which takes you to the base of the tallest mountains. You will have a chance to stay and visit two famous routes during this trek. It is a less intensive version of Everest base camp but can be done in a short time and is easier to complete.

The routes of the Short Annapurna base camp trek take you ascending through a river valley and goes into the trail that gradually narrows before opening up into an amphitheater of mountains and the base of the great mountain peaks. The amazing walking will start from MBC to ABC, where the hiking will mostly be on the rocky trail with some snow. On Arrival, anybody can cherish their moment with the stunning mountain view of the Annapurna ranges and Mount Fishtail.

Enjoy the 360-degree views from our Annapurna base camp short trek.

The sunrise and sunset in this place make it a small paradise of its own. Also being surrounded by flowering and non-flowering plants and wildlife around the camp make this place magnificent. The place also has hot springs. Tourists to relax and enjoy during or while returning from the trip. And the rivers like Modi-Khola, the dense forest with variations, and the exotic flora and fauna. Around it make this place the most beautiful expenditure on the land of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Sanctuary, from where you will see incredible 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges, and above the massive Annapurna glacier. Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from Annapurna Base campshort trek  to Chomrong  village.

You can enjoy the small bath pools, from here the Annapurna base camp short trek trail leads to a rhododendron forest and passes through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung,& Magar.

How to start Annapurna base camp short trek 7 days

Annapurna base camp short trek starting from Nayapul about a 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. You feel saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm in the heart and soul. The central part of trekking in Ghandruk Valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500 m above. We will walk through the best rhododendron forest. We pass rice terraces of rice fields and green vegetation till the trail to the Chhomrong village.

Machhapuchhare Base Camp is another heavenly trail. We will have spectacular views including Himchuli, Gangapurna, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare, which sheer triangular face takes on yet another aspect here. Furthermore, from here the path will get into the moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow. Annapurna Sanctuary from where you will see incredible 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and above the massive Annapurna glacier.

Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from the Annapurna base camp short trek down to the Jhinu Danda. You can go to take a natural hot spring bath at the Jhinu Danda. There are small bath pools. After that, the trail leads to the rhododendron forest and passes Pothana and Tolkha. The trail follows through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, & Magar. This fantastic trek finishes at Phedi from where we take a short drive to the city of Pokhara.

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Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Pokhara trekking to Tolka

Be ready at your hotel for your Annapurna base camp short trek, after your breakfast, Your guide will meet you with our private car and driver. We will drive with the countryside view to Phedi. It is a short 30 min drive. The first part of the trail climbs up hills in a stone staircase. On arrival at the hilltop, we will have the first glimpse of the Dhampus valley on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above.

The Annapurna base camp short trek trail climbs to the rhododendron forest before we arrive at the small village of Pothana (1990m). You can enjoy the best view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) except that from this angle, it looks more like a Matterhorn than a fishtail. We are following the rains in the central Modi Khola valley and reaching Tolka.

Multiple 30 min drive & 5 hrs trek
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Lunch & Dinner
Altitude Tolka (1,790m)
Tolka trekking to Chhomrong via Jhinu danda

After breakfast start our Annapurna base camp short trek. Today we will work through lovely terraces to Landruk village. Landruk is a small beautiful Gurung village that provides you with an excellent view of rice terraces and river valleys. Furthermore, from the Landruk our trekking trail continues to Jhinu. Along today’s Annapurna base camp short trek trail, we will enjoy Nepal’s best rhododendron forests.

We will also see the rice terraces of rice fields and the green valley of gardens through our path to the Chhomrong village. Enjoy the very near view of Annapurna South with the Mt. Fishtail, facing it across the valley. Chhomrong village offers you lots of Lodges providing excellent facilities. This is the main gateway to the Annapurna base camp short  trek and is inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Chhomrong (2,040m)
Chhomrong trekking to Dovan

Morning breakfast with the sunlight of the Himalayas and the best views are there. the first part of the Annapurna base camp short trek trail is all downhill till the stream. It is a very nice decorative way of the stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge. From here we start climbing the other parts of the valley.

We will pass by deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. After some flat trail and down till Bamboo, from there the path will follow another uphill to Kuldi (2470m). We need to trek downhill from here to our Annapurna base camp short trek.  Be careful the trail is a steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.

Walking 6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dovan (2,540m)
Dovan trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp

Today after breakfast we will  do Annapurna base camp short trek to Modi Khola valley which is narrow and in between the mountains. It will take us almost to the base of M.B.C. ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Since ascents of the mountains are prohibited.

The bonus you get is the breathtaking panorama including Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. It is all surrounded by snow-capped peaks, which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhare during our Annapurna base camp short trek journey.

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700)
Early morning from Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and trek down to Dovan

Today very early morning we start to climb Annapurna Base Camp short trek.  It can take up to two hours. We will walk with the ridge branching out from the mountain pass to the mountainside with broad terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush, fertile farming land.

As you reach Annapurna Base Camp, enjoy the impressive picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks, and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. The tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heartbeat for a while; a whole day without rest chill out around to explore ABC. In the end, we will drop down back to Dovan for the night in our Annapurna base camp short trek.

Walking 6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Annapurna Base Camp (4,160)
Dovan trek to Jhinu hotspring

The journey of Annapurna base camp short trek starts back in the same way but you can gaze at a different view. This time we need to climb the steep, slippery stone staircase from the village of Dovan.Climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron.

After the uphill walking, we arrive at Chhomrong. You can have some rest here and order a cup of tea. The trail is steeply down trekking more than 45 minutes to take to you Jhinu, where you can enjoy the natural hot spring small polls near Modi Khola.

Walking 7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Jhinu hotspring (1,760m)
Jhinu hot spring trekking to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

Today we have our last breakfast at Jhinu Danda. On our Annapurna base camp short trek, today is mostly flat with spectacular mountain views. The Annapurna base camp short trek trail goes above the Modi River with a full stone-paved path to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m).

We take a shortcut route to Birethanti and Nayapul. Our car and driver are waiting for you here to get to Pokhara. you will have a great time in this beautiful city, You can walk around the city of lakeside, can take a boat ride at Phewa Lake, try some street food, and enjoy your delicious dinner. End of your trek.

Multiple 4 hrs trek, 2 hrs drive
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Pokhara (822m)


What's Included?
  • The trekking guide is certified and licensed by Government and got training in high-altitude sickness and first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. 1 porter for 2 people basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
  • Local Tea houses also called guest houses/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid.
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • All our official papers work, service charges, and all Government Taxes
What's Excluded?
  • For any services in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Your personal expenses such as sweets, snacks, dessert, beverages and bar bills, and battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should cover both rescue and medical assistance.
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Pokhara trekking stores
  • Gratitude trekking staff
  • Other of your expenses not mentioned cost includes section.

Annpurna base camp short trek more info

Why trek to Annapurna base camp short trek

  • The Annapurna base camp short trek trail goes through diverse landscapes and cultures adorned with rich mountain vistas, terraced rice fields, beautiful Gurung villages, and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
  • Annapurna base camp short trek through the Annapurna conservation area, which is home to 1226 species of plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, and 22 amphibians.
  • The beginning of the walk from Landruk on the right side of the river is filled with lush green forest and small waterfalls which are serene and beautiful.
  • The long suspension bridge just before Jhinudanda is one of the longest suspension bridges with a length of 350m.
  • Enjoy the natural Hot springs at Jhinudanda.
  • Spectacular Mount Fishtail Views from Chhomrong.
  • Great Mountain Vista from Sinuwa.
  • Get the selfie at the long steep ascent from the suspension bridge to Chhomrong, 500m up.
  • Enjoy the stone staircase’s long descent from Chhomrong to Jhinu Hotspring.
  • Accommodation staying at a tea house

The tea house accommodation is the best option for trekking in the Annapurna base camp short trek. These local tea houses are built and managed by local villagers. They are specially designed to provide basic facilities such as hot showers, wifi, and other basic facilities. Some places have attached bathrooms, mostly at the beginning of the trek but as you ascend, it is a common bathroom.

You will find a range of accommodations during your Annapurna base camp short trek. We will use the tea house lodge with the best food and cleanest environment with whom we hold a very good relationship.

For accommodation, there are several hotels and lodges. If you trek to Annapurna base camp short trek during the peak seasons like Autumn and Spring then, it might be difficult to get rooms in hotels. In such a condition, you might have to share rooms with your fellow traveler. And the facility of the hotels will depend on the price you pay. The first and the last night at the hotel in Kathmandu are not included in your package. For trekking in peak seasons, you can pre-book the rooms.

Annapurna Base Camp short Trek 10 days via Poon Hill

Annapurna Base Camp  short Trek via Poon Hill is one of the most popular moderate treks in Nepal. The trail passes through cascading waterfalls and beautiful villages. Terraced farmlands — lush rhododendron forests, and fantastic mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna.

The Trek offers enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in the Annapurna region from the central core. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV, etc, are some of the mountains you’ll get to witness.

The Annapurna base camp short trek via poon hill also guarantees you fun, pleasure, and great insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, of Nepal.

It is one of the most beautiful treks passing through the diverse ethnic group’s cultures and a variety of vegetation forests and wildlife. To reach the Annapurna region, we need to follow the trail of terraced lands, dense, beautiful forests of rhododendron, and the Gurung community’s traditional and cultural villages.

The Annapurna base camp short trek starts from Nayapul, about 1 hour 30 minutes drives from Pokhara. Pokhara recognized as the most beautiful city of whole Nepal is the Gateway to Annapurna base camp trekking. From Pokhara, firstly we will reach Nayapul. Then Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, and Deurali.

Enjoy the best sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill

We will be in many viewpoints during the Annapurna base camp short trek. Among them, Poon Hill will be the most beautiful viewpoint from where we can see the combination of more than ten mountains serially. Since our trial goes clockwise, we will not return the same way. To end our trek from Annapurna base camp, our returning trail will be through Bamboo. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow.

The journey to Annapurna base camp short Trek from Pokhara includes various cultural villages like Landruk, Jhinu, and Deurali on the way, and also the beautiful location Poon Hill.

Poon Hill is famous place in our Annapurna base camp short trek for providing the best view of the Himalayan Ranges. It is the place from where we can witness the best view of sunrise and sunset. The beautiful villages on the way reflect the ethnic culture of the Gurung and Magars. One can enjoy cultural food, and festivals and also get introduced to the lifestyle of these residents.

Visit the Machhapuchhre (fishtail) base camp

Visiting Fishtail base camp is the main highlight of our Annapurna base camp short trek. We have an overnight stay at the base of Mount Fishtail with a great view. We can see the breathtaking scenery and great view of sunrise and sunset. This camp is also a preparation day for the next day hiking to Annapurna base camp. Some trekkers directly go to base camp after having a lunch stop here but, as per the altitude, it is better to stay here.

Enjoy the Magnificent Mountain view

The best thing we will get in memory of this Annapurna base camp short trek is an amazing view of the sunrise. Every age traveler can visit Nepal and get a mountain view. Are you planning to travel to Nepal in the year 2023? Then a big congratulation to you. You made the right decision. Annapurna region also provides a diverse terrain, vegetation, wildlife, and dynamic culture.

You will get a chance to get close insights into nature and its components. Mainly, Gurung and Sherpa are the major inhabitants of the Annapurna region. During the trek, we can know their culture and local traditions. Along the route, you will be surrounded by serene landscapes and spectacular environments, charming Gurung and Magar villages, beautiful Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, and small Bamboo trees.

Additionally, the path of the Annapurna base camp  short trek takes us through the Machhapuchhre base camp. We will take a night at MBC to enjoy the view and get up the next day morning to ABC to catch the sunrise ray, or we can also spend overnight at Annapurna base camp. The trek also depends on your fitness level and interest.

This route involves many pleasurable short treks such as Poon Hill, Dhampus, and Landruk route, trek via Ghandruk village and, You can also explore many other places that are filled with exceptional natural beauty.

Explore Amazing Pokhara Valley

You will be starting your  Annapurna base camp short trek from Pokhara Valley. Pokhara Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and also a major tourist destination with beautiful lakes and many caves. Phewa Lake is one of the famous places in Pokhara. Pokhara is a city that never sleeps, the night ride of Pokhara is just mind-blowing. Pokhara is known for its ancient caves, some of the caves in Pokhara are Mahindra Cave, Chamera Cave, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, etc. Besides this, Pokhara is the most developed city in Nepal.

Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda

The route of the Annapurna base camp short trek goes through the natural Hots Spring nearby Jhinu Danda. Many of the trekkers take this way while trekking back to Pokhara. Bathing in a natural hot spring will take away all your stress and tiredness from the Annapurna base camp short trek. In addition to this, it is believed that the water of the spring has a special quality of healing pains and aches. Hot spring also has a huge religious aspect. Hence, it is said that the water of a hot spring cleans your soul spiritually.

Diverse fauna and flora

This  Annapurna base camp short trek  is filled with natural beauty. One of the most important and largest conservation centers of Nepal “The Annapurna Conservation Area” falls in the Annapurna base camp area. And, this area is very rich in biodiversity and has an amazing mixture of wildlife. A survey shows that it is home to 1,226 species of flowering plants.

We can explore the unique 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians. Besides that, many rare animals like the snow leopard, and the red panda are protected in their natural environment. Also, many endangered snow animals are conserved here.

A mesmerizing view of the Annapurna Mountain range

The most famous place for the mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset Poon Hill also falls on the route of the region. You can get a mind-blowing view of the sun rising from the middle of the high Snow Mountains.

This Annapurna base camp short trekking provides you with the best view of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m/22,943ft), and Gangapurna (7,455m/24,459ft). Lamjung Himal, Annapurna South, Annapurna1 8,091 m (26,545 ft), Annapurna 2, 7,937 m (26,040 ft) Annapurna 3, 7,555 m (24,786 ft) Annapurna 4, 7,525 m (24,688 ft), etc.

Drinking water during your Trek

We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the Annapurna base camp short trek trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Having purification tablets/iodine is best because you will not have the time to boil your water. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters, they are light to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

Equipment ideas

We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home for your Annapurna base camp short trek. However, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek-related equipment. Here are the suggested items. -20 degree sleeping bag (having a sleeping bag liner is useful if you trek more high altitude) Duffel Bag Or Rucksack Bag with waterproof cover, A Daypack, T-shirts, Thermal Vest, lightweight thermal tops, Fleece Jacket or Pullover. Waterproof Jacket, Women’s sports bras, synthetic, Hiking shorts, Fleece or tracksuit pants, Lightweight walking pants, Thin inner socks, Thick warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots, Camp Sandals

Woolen Hat, Sun Hat, Bandana or scarf, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream, Lip balm, Water bottles, Water purifier, Headtorch, Hand Sanitizer, Pain reliever, First Aid Kit, Toiletries, Towel

Your Annapurna base camp short trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the Annapurna base camp shrot trek, the maximum weight per trekker is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag and down jacket; other items not required on the trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Why Private and Tailor-made Holidays?

Whether you are a single person, couple, or family on your Annapurna base camp short trek holiday, we cater to each of your needs and plan a personalized holiday itinerary that can turn out to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A private and tailor-made trekking holiday offers you the freedom to personalize your holiday. Above The Himalayas, trekking custom designs your holiday to your needs.

The private Tailor-made trips also offer:

  • Flexible dates
  • Only the destinations you want to see
  • Your schedule and pace
  • Authentic experiences in ‘unknown’ places
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Hassle-free transfers and private drivers
  • Peace of mind – everything is organized so, you don’t need to worry

Your Annapurna base camp short trek trip will be tailored as per your budget, you can choose luxury or budget accommodation, and the trip price will be fixed as per your needs. You will have your guide to make it easier to succeed on your trip. As for the group tours, you might have to wait to get the guide’s watch. On the private trip, the guide is only at your service. You can get all your answers instantly. You can visit the destination, and he will make your experience blissful and stress-free.

You can travel with your friends and family as we provide extra care and assistance for the elderly and children. With our personalized service, private travel guides and tour coordinators who cater to your individual needs, enjoy high-quality, seamless experiences.

You have complete control over your Annapurna base camp short trek trip itinerary – when and where you want to go, what you want to do, and where you want to stay. You can choose the type of transportation and cancel or add activities to your trip.

Average Group Size

So, what size groups would you join if you went on the Annapurna base camp short trek? We do keep our groups quite small, except for the Himalayan trek. Unless it’s a really large private group on your own. As you are aware, our trekking groups typically consist of six to eight people. From our perspective, this keeps things more private.

There have been some really large groups on the Annapurna base camp short trek, but they only have one guide. However, we believe that a smaller group is more personal, and you get to know your guides better since they are wonderful people. More personal interactions occur in smaller groups. And what we discover is that reaching the Annapurna base camp short trek requires teamwork, and getting it is difficult.

It’s wonderful to have a team to assist you in getting back up on your bad days when you’re feeling a little off and, you know, getting a little down in the house. The closer your team is, the more likely you are to reach the Annapurna base camp.

However, since it is your journey, you are free to select the people you go with. You may go on a trek with your friends, coworkers, or family and have a great time.

Travel Insurance

While we have an excellent program for trekking to the Annapurna base camp short trek trail, and your guides have years of expertise in bringing people in and out safely, it’s always necessary for us to have evacuation procedures. We want to make sure that our guest is comfortable on the journey. If they become ill or are unable to continue the journey, it is necessary that they are safely taken to a lower altitude or back to Kathmandu, or they can continue traveling if they choose.

Therefore, before beginning the walk, we suggest that you get trustworthy travel insurance. An insurance coverage called travel insurance can support you if you are evacuated.

On the Annapurna base camp short trek, there might be a risk of getting injured due to a twisted ankle, a high altitude issue, or even the fact that your body is not adjusting to the altitude well. We take every precaution and go forward safely with a very high success rate, but we want to ensure that if we do, people are evacuated as soon as possible. Your travel insurance will cover the expenses associated with the accident that occurred during the trek and will also arrange for a helicopter rescue.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Talking about the location of this region, it is located in the west direction of Kathmandu. As Annapurna Base Camp short trek is famous for both external and internal visitors. This region could also be considered as the most trekked area than another trekking region.

The popular trekking destination this Annapurna base camp short trek is situated at 4130 m above the sea level. And it is approximately 19.4 miles far from the central hotel area of Ghandruk. Similarly, ABC is 23.5 miles away from Ghorepani Poon Hill. However, these are just the estimated distance.

Nepal trekking is generally safe and sound but while you do Annapurna base camp short  trek in the base camp you need to follow certain precautions. Some time the trek has a risk of advances during the springtime. You can always get an update from your trekking agency and local people and now the information comes very fast as there are wifi and telephone facilities and most of the places reach the cellular signals.

There are no fixed days that state the duration of Annapurna base camp short Trek. This trek can be completed in 5-7 days (shortest duration) and can be extended up to 24-28 days too(Longest Duration). Basically, people travel for around 12-14 days. Doing so will ensure you do not miss any part of the journey. Depending on your itinerary and walking days the trek days vary.

Well, We would say Annapurna base camp short  Trek is actually the moderate level trek. Anyone with good stamina and average physical fitness can accomplish this trek. However, special training is the most required factor to ease your trekking journey.

This trek lies at an altitude of 4160 m above sea level. The incredibly panoramic view of dozens of mountains can be observed from the vantage point of ABC.

We can see various snow-capped mountains from Annapurna. Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Pisang Peak, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Paunga Danda are the mountains that we can observe from ABC. Apart from this, numerous peaks evolve are is above 6000-8000m in elevation.

The maximum height of the area is (4130m/13550ft) on this Annapurna base camp short trek. Starting your journey from Pokhara you will be gaining an altitude of 4130m, at Annapurna Base Camp.

The total route that ABC covers is 115 km. However, the total distance may vary depending upon the route you take. With the help of a guide, you may also take a shortcut route in some cases.

Actually, Nepal’s weather supports traveling throughout the year. For your kind information, this Annapurna base camp short trek is open almost on every date during the months such as Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December.

However, most people seem to visit this place during peak season. In the month of April-May, October-November we can see thousands of tourists in fluxing to trek in the region.

This Annapurna base camp short trek one of the classic treks in Nepal. The trail passes mostly steps up and downhills. if we go through Tikhedhunga to 3000 stone steps climb up to Ulleri. Other parts also have a stone staircase.

This is a good question. The great answer is this is the best Annapurna base camp short trek to see them close-up mountain view, easy access to the start point. We can make it 7 days to 12 days so suitable for anybody. This is a moderate trek so normal fitness trekkers can do this trek.

Guide and porter are one of the respected jobs in Nepal. In fact, most of the local people of the Annapurna base camp short trek region are involved as guide and porter. Thus, it is always advisable to take a guide and porter for proper guidance.

In the Annapurna base camp short trek, there  are numerous tea houses and lodges you can find along the way. The lodges are clean, comfortable with an offering of a private room. And you can get local hygienic food in such lodges. Locally trained cooks prepare the food menu and you can choose from that.

As the Annapurna base camp short trek marks the longest trekking destination among all other trekking destinations in Nepal. Thus you need to be well-prepared and bring all the necessary items beforehand.

Below is the list of items you need to bring, pack and take on the ABC trek:

Legwear Items
Hiking Boots

(Trekking shoes/sandals)

Hiking/Thermal Socks

Medical items
• Water Purification Tablets

• Isotonic Powder

• Diamox

• General Medications

• Basic First Aid Kit

• Sunscreen/Lip balm/Wipes/Hand Sanitizer/

• Toiletries

Carrying bag/Hand carry

· Duffel Bag

· Backpack

· Daypack

· Sleeping Bag

Electronic devices
• Binocular

• Camera/Video Camera

• Extra Batteries/ Extra Chargers

• Notebook/Journal and Pen (optional)

• Playing Cards/Book/Kindle (optional)

• Base Layer

• Trekking Shirts/Short/Trousers

• Insulated Jacket

• Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear

• Hat for Sun Protection

• Headband or Beanie

• Neck Gaiter

• Inner/Outer Gloves

Other essentials
• Trekking Poles

• Sunglasses

• Headlamp

• Reusable Water Bottle

• Trekking Towel

• Small Locks

Waterproof Ziplock Bags

If you have extra spare days after your Annapurna base camp short trek, you can roam around the Kathmandu valley. It will be hard to control your cost in Kathmandu. Because of its attraction places offers lots of gifts, specialties that you cannot resist off. Thamel area is one of the expensive cities for tourist, it will be open even at night.

For those who are wishing to travel in great luxury, then be ready for spending $60-$80 or even more on a day. These depend upon your standard of living and the types of accommodation you opt for. Most of the hotels state their prices with exclusive 13% government taxes (which is a value-added tax). You should pay that total amount. In addition to this, you should pay a 10% service charge.

You or your trip partner might suffer from altitude sickness. In such a situation, you should be calm and listen to your guide. Always think positive during the Annapurna base camp short trek and if you are at a higher altitude be careful.

If you get the symptoms of altitude sickness then immediately stop the trek or descend the elevation. You will have to carry a first aid kit or other simple medication with you during the trek. You have to inform your guide and friend if anything unusual happens. And if the situation gets worse then we will evacuate you via helicopter.

Reviews on Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek


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Based on 19 Reviews

Havard J. H
August 23, 2018
Excellent trek up Annapurna

Best trek we ever did, and with professional, good company. Have to give high praise to the guide Suresh and the young porter Dinesh. We were able to adapt the itinerary to our needs and speed as we progressed, and honestly, the trip wouldn’t have been the same without them.

Suresh guided us to the most beautiful tea houses, which included some nice surprises not commonly used on the trek.

The owner and manager Puru was helpful from the start. Practical advice and very quick to respond to our email inquiries.

All in all an amazing experience, we will recommend, and we are definitely coming back to Nepal for more trekking!

Håvard J. H

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Kavita r
August 23, 2018
Trek to Annapoorna base camp

Our trek to ABC was very memorable. Puru and his team did an excellent job. Puru took care of last minute flight cancellations due to bad weather and arranged for our stay/cab and is very responsive .Puru personally supervises the arrangements for the trekkers.
I would highly recommend this trekking agency.

Kavita R

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Jacinta Carty & Matthew Coe
Melbourne, Australia
May 31, 2018
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 7 Days November

Excellent trek, wonderful guide and porters, Every need was attended to. Accommodation and food was very good throughout the trek, couldn’t recommend the tour enough, Many thanks.
Trek was excellent, we had a great time and views were awesome. Guide and porters were excellent and provide great service, itinerary was very good

Jacinta Carty & Matthew Coe

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Cassandra Kennedy & Ben Coe
Shepparton, Australia
November 26, 2022
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 7 Days November

Very supportive and informative, guide willing to go out of the trek needs and add assistance in organizing cake for trekker’s birthday. Would highly recommend to future trekkers
Great experience!! Thank you !!
The trek was very good, the service provided was fantastic, highly recommended

Cassandra Kennedy & Ben Coe

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Joey Selim
September 28, 2019
Best Annapurna Base Camp Trek in September

Puru, I am extremely happy with the service provided by Above the Himalayas so far. Bhala was fantastic and was a super guide. We ended up not doing the base camp because of the weather, but we had one super clear day at point hill that made me very happy! Again, he made my Annapurna base camp trek wonderful.

The hotel in Pokhara is also very nice, just like Kathmandu . I was able to paragliding today, which was great.
Joey Selim

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Janet D
July 27, 2019
Annapurna base camp trek- Highly recommend!

We just returned from Nepal where we did the ABC 7 day trek. Puru organized everything for us including airport pickup, hotels, rides, accommodation/food during the trek and it was all perfect. We had a wonderful experience and everyone who works for this company is very friendly and professional. Our guide, Suresh, was wonderful and was very knowledgeable. Suresh and our porter made the trek possible for us and catered to our needs/ adjusted the speed of the trek to what we needed each day. Cannot recommend Puru, Suresh, and Above the Himalaya trekking more!

We stayed in Puru’s Hotel Jampa in Kathmandu which I also highly recommend.

Janet D

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Young Keong Jung
South Korea
January 22, 2019
ABC trek a life time experience

Very satisfied with tour, Mr. Phurba Sherpa is very good guide. He is very professional. I am happy to do other tour with him!

Young Keong Jung


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Maaike Walgaard
April 20, 2022
Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna Sanctuary trek 10 days

Dear Basu
Today we will return to Pokhara, Our trekking is coming to this end. It was really good trekking and experience, and I had a very nice time with you. During the Annapurna sanctuary trekking, I find out that you are a very good guide. you take good care of me and made things possible. Most of the time it was you, me and the nature of Nepal. and only sound of the beautiful rivers In the evening we had a nice conversation, and we became more friends. you are a nice, friendly, and honest man. I thank you for being my guide and friend.
Maaike Walgaard

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Cynthia Stanton [email protected]
Durban, South Africa
March 12, 2022
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking October

I found the trek to be very well organized and all promise were fulfilled. There was always someone waiting for us at each point of collection and there was never a time when we were turned always from a tea house due to full accommodation.
Thank you for making this Annapurna base camp trek a truly memorable one for us
Cynthia & Derek Stanton

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Ryan Babock & Rick Nowack Julian Bays
February 20, 2022
Best Agency for Annapurna Sanctuary trek, Highly recommended

Annapurna base camp trek is beyond words to describe. The mountain views are awesome outstanding. Our porter Ram is a buffalo strong porter and Kc our guide is a good, patient guide. Both of them are outstanding

Thanks to the Puru for the good time and trek. Can’t wait to come back again.
Ryan Babock & Rick Nowack Julian Bays

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Jim and Beth
January 22, 2022
Best trekking guide and service for our ABC trek

Our 10 days trekking was magnificent, our guide Ramesh and porter Baburam were extremely helpful and very friendly. Ramesh always made sure we were comfortable and walking at a good pace.

For us he had great recommendations of what to order fro meal and made sure we were satisfied, Ramesh spoke English well and know the area we trekker every step of the way.

We highly recommend Above The Himalaya Trekking to everyone
Jim and Beth

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Dinesh Reddy
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
January 22, 2022
Best Local company for Annapurna base camp trek

While I was planning for Annapurna base camp trek in December, I found Above the Himalaya through trip advisor. It was a pleasant experience from the moment I have contacted Mr Puru. He has answered each and every question I had very patiently. They have arranged A-Z of my trip right from pick up to dropping back at the air port. When we were running short of money he helped us like a friend assuring that it is all okay. He even rearranged our hotels when we opted to extend our stay in Pokhara.

With respect to the trek guide(Basu) and support person(Prahlad) they very knowledgeable of the history and terrain. They took us to the best lodges on the trail where we enjoyed the top notch hospitality of Nepaleese cuisine and culture.

Overall I can strongly recommend Above the Himalaya to anyone willing to trek in Nepal. Cheers and keep up the good work.
Dinesh Reddy

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Pravesh Ghimire and Bishal Sharma
June 10, 2022
Best of the Best

First of all i don’t have enough words to say about Above the Himalaya Trekking i will try to summarize my review with the awesome experience we had visiting ABC during May of 2021.

They can handle the most complicated itinerary and find the most intriguing and delightful places to visit.This company plans customized private journeys packed with awesome hotel stays and insider experiences in dozens of trekking and adventures across Nepal. Trips are tailored to suit traveler’s interests, including food,
best places to stay , breathtaking views ,adventure, and many more .The itineraries are always the perfect balance of famous highlights,off-the-beaten-track spots, and special behind-the-scenes experiences.They’re also exceptionally good with organizing family travel and definitely exceeded our expectations.

We had planned our Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) Trip well ahead and were very much curious about tour companies that met our expectations.
we then found “Above the Himalaya” through references and finally had a chance to communicate with Puru Timalsena.Puru was well attentive and answered our every queries in timely fashion, he quickly understood our needs and drafted a route that suited our schedule.The Itenary was well defined with every routes that would account for a true meaning of trekking through the Annapurna Himalayas.

Puru met with us the very next day we were in Kathmandu and went through the details and was even able to adjust the schedule based on COVID-circumstances the country was going through. All the trekking and journey went through smoothly with excellent trekking guides that were very aware of our surroundings and the entire trip.I would repeat again that the trip was fit to tailored our needs and schedule .Through our journey Puru would follow up on our circumstances and was well up to date with our timelines and next destination we would be heading to. We had excellent porter service and a Guide that made the trip even more memorable something you would expect from a individual and company that truly believes in providing excellent care for their customers.

Route upto ABC was exciting , thrilling and adventurous for us, as we reached the base camp the COVID situation had inclined by any means we had to cut our trip Short and return to Kathmandu as soon as possible so we could fly back to US before International Flights were cancelled. Puru made this possible by coordinating with the helicopter company which were only performing rescue flights for travelers and trekkers with a time crunch for folks like us with limited time to spare on the beautiful Himalayas.In no time we were back to Pokhara ( the city where you actually start your trek) and finally to Kathmandu the Capital where we started our journey this gave us enough time to plan next trip back home to the US.

We wholeheartedly would like to thank Puru and ” Above the Himalaya Trekking ” team for making this trekking trip a lifetime memorable for us .With no doubts we are looking forward to our next trekking adventure to the top of the world ( Everest base camp) with Above the Himalaya.

This is the Travel and Tour Company if you plan to visit the beautiful County Nepal for tours and trekking that can really exceed every trekkers expectations.

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Itzhik Solan
October 8, 2022
the best in Nepal, Puru & his team

We had a great experience with Puru and his team.
Super efficient, quick response, friendly and helpful.
I warmly recommend using his services.
My wife and I came for the round Annapurna trek but due to the storm had to change to the Annapurna base camp.
Puru handled the change and many others in the best possible way, with a smile and warm-hearted
Itzik Solan

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Dubi Spector
August 20, 2022
ABC Trek in Moonsoon

We did the ABC trek with poon hill In August time…we had a lot of rain and cloudy skies, but at the top of ABC, we were lucky and saw everything for a few hours. Mr. Dipak our guide was very kind and professional, Puru was also very professional and organized everything and gave all the support needed.
I will definitely be back in Nepal in the future

Dubi Spector

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Ruth Shkedi
November 8, 2022
The best agency!!!

Just came back from the Annapurna base camp trek, a couple of days, from Nepal. Traveled, for the second time, with above the Himalaya agency.

The second time was perfect as the first. Our guide was the BEST! Suresh Adhikari. We run into a difficult unexpected storm, and Suresh Handled the situation courageously in an admirable manner. Like a true leader!

I highly recommend Puru’s agency and Suresh. Also, our porters were perfect.
Next time in Nepal will be with them, with no doubt or hesitation!

Ruth Shkedi


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Sanchit Bhatnagar
December 29, 2022
Mr.Puru really know his stuff - very helpful and trustworthy

People say the best way to see how much you can trust a company is to see the number of repeat customers they’re getting. I say this because every time I’ve been to Nepal I go directly to Mr. Puru and his expert team for all our travel arrangements.

Regardless of what you want to do – bungee, paragliding, rafting, Annapurna base camp trekking or just simply hiking you can count on the fact that Mr. Puru will provide you with the best options at a reasonable cost. And is always there to help you out if you ever get stuck (like he helped us out with alternate arrangements when our flights got delayed in Pokhra due to clouds).

So, if you want a pleasant hassle-free stay in Nepal with a helpful and trustworthy company, I’d recommend you go directly to Above the Himalaya Trek.

Sanchit Bhatnagar

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Jan Anderson
December 12, 2022
“Unforgettable ABC trek”

My wife and I completed the Annapurna Base Camp trek in December with Above the Himalaya trekking company and had an unforgettable time. Our guide Dhruba was very attentive and considerate, and our porter Nabaraj never complained, always cheerful!

In conclusion, a very successful and enjoyable trip. Puru was very polite and courteous, and always very quick to reply to our emails, and was happy to tailor the trek to our needs – thank you. We can recommend the company.

Jan Anderson

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Mahendra Yash
Mumbai, India
December 7, 2022
Best "managed" trek of my life

I contacted Mr. Peru (Above the Himalayas) for my trip to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) which went really well. Everything was managed really well, from picking on the airport to dropping off at the airport back. The whole trip was tailored to my strict timing, which also included the planning of trekking points. My guide, Mr. Govinda guided me successfully to MBC and took care of me personally when I felt a bit sick at a higher altitude.
I would highly recommend contacting Above the Himalayas for your next trip to Nepal!
Mahendra Yash

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