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Trip Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna base camp short trek is one of the best short trekking in the Annapurna region. This trek is arranged with just a trail of trekking within 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 Short trek makes you fun and pleasure with its amazing landscape. A great insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. the walking route will be passing by the diverse ethnic group’s cultures and verify vegetation forests and wildlife. Annapurna base camp 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 route  and Macchapuchare. It is a less intensive version of Everest base camp but can be done in a short time and more easy to do.

The routes of the Short Annapurna base camp trek take you ascending a river valley and goes into the route ascends a river valley 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 in the rocky trail with some snow. On Arrival, anybody can cherish their moment with the stunning mountain view so the whole Annapurna ranges and Mount Fishtail.

Annapurna Base Camp short trek Highlights

  • 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 Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu.
  • Outstanding view of the mountains

Trekkers choose the trek is to see the outstanding view of the mountains. While passing through the different villages you will get an amazing view of the high mountains of the Annapurna ranges. Furthermore, this trek will also provide you with a closes view of the Annapurna Mountains from all 360 degrees. in the early morning, we will have the mastering view of sunrise and sunset from Annapurna base camp.

Why trek to Annapurna base camp short trek

  • the trekking trail goes through diverse landscapes and cultures complete with rich mountain vistas. With  terraced rice fields, beautiful Gurung villages, and a wide variety of flora and fauna
  • Trekking through the  Annapurna conservation area which is home to 1226 species of plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 22 amphibians.
  • The beginning of the walk from Landruk on the right side of the river; lush green forest, many birds, small waterfalls, very peaceful and beautiful.
  • The long suspension bridge just before Jhinudanda, the longest suspension bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges which is 350m long.
  • 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.

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Accommodation staying at tea house

The tea house accommodation is the best option for trekking in the ABC. 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 in the down part and while you are in the upper part it is a common bathroom. You will find a range of accommodations during your short Annapurna base camp trekking. We will use the tea house lodge with the best food and cleanest environment. We use the same lodge for our trekking so we are making a good relationship with the local guesthouse owner.

For accommodation, there are several hotels and lodges. If you trek to Annapurna base camp 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. Then 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.

What food do you get along the way, Can I be Vegetarian, Can I get Gluttle free food?

You can eat vegetarian meals during your ABC short trek and meat is discouraged in the high altitude trek like EBC. As you ascended higher from Namche Bazaar killing aminals is banned. So all the meat items are carried down with poor refrigeration. So it is not good hygiene and we don’t recommend eating. You can use the local vegetarian food which is provided by tea houses.

The Nepali food Dal Bhat gives you enough carbohydrates and protein content in your body. Variety of lentils, beans, and pulses soup supplies enough protein to your body.  The guest house will also serve seasonal vegetables which supply other essential nutrients required for your body. You can have other choices of food from the menu also, like Momo ( Dumplings) locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Rotis (Bread)  if you give them a chance.  Buckwheat, Millet, and barley are high in fiber and very nutritious. You can have other varieties of food also with simple cooking like Noodles, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Pizza, Lasagne, Different curry, and fried rice.

You must eat the right food in the right amount. While trekking to ABC you must avoid the hard drinks, as they increase your heartbeat which also may result in a heart attack. You should eat more energy-giving light food. Dal Bhat and Tarkari are very famous in the trekking region.

Visit the Machhapuchhre (fishtail) base camp

Visiting Fishtail base camp is the main highlight of our Annapurna base camp trek for 7 days. We make an overnight stay at this base of mount Fishtail with a great view. we can also 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 matter better to stay here.

Enjoy the Magnificent Mountain view

The best thing we will get in memory for this trek is an amazing view of the sunrise. Every age of travelers can visit Nepal and get a mountain view. Are you planning to travel to Nepal in the year 2021? Then a big congratulation to you. You made an absolutely right decision. Annapurna region also provides a diverse terrain, vegetation, wildlife, and dynamic culture.

Clearly, 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. While the trek, We can know their culture and local tradition. Along the route, trekking will be all surrounded by serene landscapes and spectacular environments, charming Gurung and Magar villages. Walking in a beautiful rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, and small Bamboo trees.

Additionally. The path of the Annapurna base camp takes us through 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 all 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 which are filled with exceptional natural beauty.

Explore Amazing Pokhara valley

You will be starting your trek  from Pokhara valley. Pokhara valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal because it is also a major tourist destination. 8 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 trek goes through the natural Hots spring nearby Jhinu Dadha. 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 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 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 a terrific variety of wildlife. A survey shows that is home of r 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 terrific view of the sun rising from the middle of the high Snow Mountains. this 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)  The Annapurna 4, 7,525 m (24,688 ft) range of Mount Manaslu region 8,163 metres (26,781 ft)

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - Trip Info

Duration: ( 07 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara )

Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft)

When to Travel: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold, and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy times, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Details: 07 days, 6 nights Lodges, Breakfast lunch, and dinner during the trek.

Our trek dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people.

Trek Grade: Moderate


Travellers Reviews on Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna base camp trek
Alex Morge and Ali

Fantastic Annapurna base camp trek with Above the Himalaya Trekking

We had the best trekking to Annapurna base camp with this amazing company. We have booked 10 days trip to ABC  from arrival to departure. We got the best guide who had lost of knowledge about the local area, mountains and always choose the best guest house for us. He always made sure the room is ready at the guest house before we arrive at as in the peak time we found some trekkers sleep at the dining hall also.

Our porter was honest and one of the strongest, he carries our bag so safely and always smiling. The trek itself was amazing with the best mountain view, We trek in October time so the weather was not hot or that cold. We suggest you have 1 extra day at Pokhara after your trek to relax. All in all, this was our lifetime adventure!!


Thank you to Puru and his team for this amazing adventure.



Annapurna base camp trek
Harriet Brown
London, United Kingdom

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Local Guide

We had a fantastic experience with Above the Himalayas. Recommended by a friend I contacted Puru to discuss options for a trek we were planning and he took care of everything from airport transfers to hotels to taxis and restaurants and our city tour in Kathmandu. All our tea houses around the Himalayas during the trek were booked for us and the price included all of our food as well! We loved the hotels arranged for us.

We spoke to people during our time on the trek to Annapurna Base Camp and when we discussed how much we had paid for our package, each and every person commented that it was a very good price.ABC was so worth the effort. The trek was quite difficult but once we reached the base camp it was all worthwhile. Incredible views.

Our guide and porter were lovely. Big shout out to Sitaram and Basu ️Thank you, Puru for making the experience such a smooth and positive one. We will definitely be using you again next time.

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Be ready at your hotel 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 is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. The 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 reach Tolka.

Meals included:  Lunch and Dinner.

After breakfast, 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 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 Sanctuary trek and is inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Morning breakfast with the sunlight of the Himalayas and the best views are there.  the first part of the 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 up hills to Kuldi (2470m).  We need to trek downhill from here, Be careful the trail is a steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today after breakfast we will 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 includes 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today very early morning we start to climb Annapurna Base Camp takes, 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The journey 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today we have our last breakfast at Jhinu danda. On the trek, today is mostly flat with spectacular mountain views. the 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.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. 1 porter for 2 people basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ 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 paper works, service charge, and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • 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, 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 staffs
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.

Nepal is known for the great trails of the Himalayas. People from around the world come to trek the different Himalayas of Nepal. ABC and Everest base camp are some of the high trek mountains here. Annapurna has many small peaks of more than 30 peaks of which seventeen peaks of height over 7000 meters. You can also get a breathtaking view of mountains like including Hiunchuli (6,441m), Gangapurna (7485m), Annapurna III (7855m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m). It is situated at an altitude of 4160 meters from sea level. Interestingly Trekking to ABC is a delightful experience.

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 Annapurna base camp to Chomrong and then 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.

Annapurna Base camp short trek 10 Day

The Annapurna base camp trek 10 days itinerary is suitable for the more time-holder trekkers and wanted to do more ways with ensuring the s proper acclimatization by limiting gain in daily altitude.  Furthermore, we can cover Ghandruk village and Poon hill also in 10 days time frame, So that you can enjoy the full part of Annapurna base camp in 10 days. This amazing journey takes you through the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and its landscapes, and ethnic villages where you will trek 10 to 18 km per day and the route covers approximately 115 km.


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Annapurna base camp short trek cost

Annapurna base camp trek cost ranges from USD 490 to USD 1080 for an average of 5 days to 11 days of trekking. Furthermore, if you take a flight to Pokhara it cost you on top of that USD 100 each way. The package covers the transportation, all permits, lodges accommodation, your trekking guide, and porter with also their meals. Your accommodation and daily meals, service charges, and taxes. you need to consider the extra costs for your drinks, battery charging, and personal expenses. You will get very competitive Annapurna base camp trek costs from us.

Total Budget of the Trek

Budget is an important component that can create difficulty while trekking. You must manage your budget before calculating the Annapurna base camp trek cost. You will also have to carry extra cash during the trek.  The price of the hotels and food will be expensive as you gain altitude in the Annapurna sanctuary trek.  The price of goods is about tripled more to the normal price.  To reduce the cost you can transport the goods through porter.

The price of the hotel and food also depends on the time you travel. If you travel during the peak seasons like spring and autumn then the price will be more. But if you trek during winters and monsoon season the price is quite low and you might also get a discount during the holiday season like Christmas. ATM facility is not available in the Annapurna sanctuary trek you will always have to carry cash.

The Annapurna base camp short trek is famous and one of the most outstanding trekking trails in Nepal. Annapurna Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheater formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang, and the Machapuchare (fishtail). This trek is one of the most beautiful treks that combine easy walking with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other trek in Nepal. Annapurna Base camp Trek is equally the best recreation destination for those who have a problem with altitude. The trek leads to a natural amphitheater that is used as the base camp from which climbers start on their way to conquer the Annapurna Mountaintop.

Hiring Guide & Porter cost

It depends on whether to hire a guide or not. If you are trekking solo then we recommend you hire a guide and porter. As there might be a chance that you might get lost. For people who are trekking to Annapurna base camp short trek to a particular trekking company, they will provide you guide and porter themselves. If you want to hire a guide the cost of the guide is USD 30 per day. For hiring a porter, the cost ranges from USD 25 to 30 per day. Guide and porter will help to make your trek more fun and enjoyable.  A guide and porter will also help if any problem arises during the trek. Furthermore, they will provide you the information about the places and help to communicate with the local people.

Annapurna base camp short trek cost for Nepali

Annapurna base camp trek cost for Nepali is cheaper than for foreigners as they don’t need a permit. The flight cost to Pokhara is also local fare which is cheaper than USD fare. The flight ticket cost will come from Nepali rupees 3000 to 5000 one way.

For more budget options you can drive by bus or Hiace also about 6-hour drive and cos this NPR 800 to 1000.  If you are in the group for more comfort you can drive by private car also from Kathmandu Pokhara. You can drive to Nayapul by private car or by bus. Private car cost ranges from 3000 to 4000 and local bus is NPR 150 per person. You can plan Nepali rupees 3500 to 4500 per day for your daily meals and lodge. Your drinks bill and personal expenses will need more money.

If you are planning a trek with a guide and porter you can get it from a good trekking company. Their cost includes guide food, accommodation, and insurance. The guide will help you to find the way and book a lodge for you. Porter will carry your bag.

Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp in a single trek

As most of the trek is only targeted to a single base camp this trek target two base camp i.e. Annapurna base camp and the Machhapuchhre base camp. The route to Annapurna sanctuary goes through the Machhapuchhre base camp. From the Machhapuchhre base camp, you can get a view of the all-mountain in the Annapurna range. At first, the route leads to the Machhapuchhre base camp and then to the Annapurna base camp

Peace and calm environment of Annapurna base camp short trek

As mentioned about Annapurna region in Nepal is untouched by modernization. The environment of the Annapurna sanctuary is very calm and peaceful. You can hear birds chirping from the forest. The view of the blue river flowing from the mountains is gorgeous. The entire trek is full of green grassland and lovely Gurung people. You can enjoy the real beauty of nature during the Annapurna sanctuary trek.

Annapurna base camp short trek 2022/2033

Our Annapurna base camp trek 2022 and 2023 booking is open and you can book your trek for any dates. Most of our groups are small and tailored made. you can make your own trek on a private trip or join our small group. We operate from 2 people to 10-person groups. If you are with your loved one or friends you can do a private trip. Annapurna base camp 2022 and 2023 date is from Pokhara to Pokhara, we can make the trek itinerary 10 days from arrival to departure also. the 10 days trek includes meeting you in Kathmandu, hotel, and transfer to Pokhara. Our 7 days ABC trek is from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Annapurna base camp is a short trek in Winter  December, January, and February.

If you are a professional trekker and wanted to enjoy walking in the snow then this is the best time for this trek. While you are walking the trail is moments surrounded by snowy mountains under the crystal clear sky. There is no doubt, that the wintertime of month is perfect for you. Some people also say that the winter season is not good as the weather is cold. Although the path is open throughout the year we only need to be careful in winter of the avalanches.

Many challenge trekkers travelers enjoy this off-season trip engulfing the heavenly feeling of being near the sparkling high mountain views. Although The wintertime is not as popular as the other 2 main seasons of Autumn and Spring of the Annapurna base camp trek.

The places around the Annapurna base camp short trek will also be icy as the temperature goes below 0C and can be as low as -10C. I am resisting most of the visitors to trek due to unfavorable weather conditions. Moreover, for that traveler, the benefits outweigh the obstacles.

The main benefit of trekking at this time is transparent skies with no rainfall at all. Cheaper accommodation and less crowded trails are other attractive factors to travel to at this time. Last but not least, the dazzling and wonderfully beautiful views of Eye-catching Mt Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, and Mt Machhapuchhre portray the best’s aspects among all the seasons.

The weather of the Annapurna Base Camp trek in winter is pretty cold, with an average min temperature of -22C and a max temperature of 4C. Usually, the daytime temperatures can range between 9-12°C, and evenings can drop to below zero. Although Mornings are typically filled with fog, sparkling rays of sunlight can only be seen after 8 A.M. Along the trail, we can view the awesome of Rhododendrons making the forest colorful. Rhododendron, as well as other lovely flowers, begin to bloom at the end of winter, alluring trekkers in every possible way.

Benefits of Trekking Annapurna base camp short trek in December to February, winter

• Stunning mountains view as the sky is crystal clear.  Best suits for nighttime photography. We are witnessing rich cultural diversity.
• Best time to grab the off-season discount on accommodation and flight fare. There will not be much crowd at this time. Hence you can also enjoy your journey to the fullest.
• In December, you can involve in the Christmas Celebration.
• In January, you can grab a unique opportunity to celebrate Nepalese New Year.

Disadvantages of Trekking Annapurna base camp from December to February, winter

• Due to shorter days and longer nights, you cannot cover most of the distance in the daytime. You might encounter snow at the lowest elevation of 2500m, due to winter storms making your trek journey to a halt.
• There will not be a pretty low number of teahouses and lodges. You must adjust to whatever is available. You could be prone to Acute Mountain Sickness due to cold weather conditions.
• By the end of December, the weather gets worsening, making harsh weather difficult for trekkers.

Moderate level of trekking

Despite being the 10th highest mountain trekking to Annapurna base camp is not that hard and moderate level of the trek. You do not need to attend any advanced-level training. However, physical training and hiking experience would help you to ease the trek.

But you need to be physically and mentally fit for trekking this place. People of any age can trek to Annapurna base camp trek as long as they are fit and healthy. In comparison to other trekking places, the Annapurna base camp trek is at a lower risk of altitude sickness. Though the route is somehow uphill and downhill, this trek is doable and not that hard to walk.

Equipment Packing idea

Packing for the trek before trekking is very important. During trekking, on any long-distance trek, your feet are the most important part of your While you are on any trekking of Nepal carry enough needed clothes are necessary. During trekking, on any long-distance trek, your feet are the most important part of your body so taking good care of your feet while trekking is a must. The Annapurna base camp trekking route involves a rocky and hard trail.

So you will need to have a pair of trekking boots for this trek. Another important matter also you need to consider is to have water-purifying tablets and water bottles for your Annapurna base camp trek.

Keeping your body hydrated is very important and drinking tap water is not safe so you should carry purifying tablets if necessary. Along with these things some cash, a waterproof down jacket, and sleeping bags are some gear that you will need to have before trekking.

Be prepared for any problems that come on the way

The main problem while trekking to high-altitude places is altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a common problem while the Annapurna base camp short trek. So you need to be prepared before trekking. You should be comfortable with the outdoor world, as the environment of the mountain region is comparatively different and hard. You should be prepared for bugs, dirt, baby wipe showers, and going to the toilet outdoors.

If you are trekking during a peak season then you may have to share your room with fellow trekkers in hotels. The upper part of the trek has a limited lodge and guest house. You may have to stay in a teahouse with small places and need to share the room with others. Electricity is available in the Annapurna region but sometimes power can be cut so better if you can carry a power bank with you.

Let us make the best plan together to make your journey wonderful. There might be many queries revolving around your head about the trip to Nepal. This article will help to clear all your doubts related to the trip to ABC. We will discuss the climatic condition, temperature, best time to visit Annapurna base camp short trek, Safety, costs of traveling, risks, and difficulty trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.


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      Trip Duration
      7 Days

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    • Trip Group Size

      Group Size

    • Accomodation in Trip

      Local Guest House

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      Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft)

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Where is the Annapurna range is located?

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

      How many miles is Annapurna base camp trek?

      The popular trekking destination this 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.

      Is Annapurna Base Camp trek safe?

      Nepal trekking is generally safe and sound but while you 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.

      how many days does it take to trek to annapurna base camp?

      There are no fixed days that state the duration of 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.

      How difficult is Annapurna base camp trek?

      Well, We would say ABC 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.

      How high is the Annapurna base camp trek?

      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.

      Which mountains can be seen from Annapurna Base Camp?

      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.

      What is the maximum altitude of Annapurna Base Camp trek?

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

      How many km is Annapurna base camp trek?

      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.

      What is the best time to trek Annapurna base camp trek?

      Actually, Nepal’s weather supports traveling throughout the year. For your kind information, this 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.

      how many steps per day on the trek?

      This 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.

      annapurna base camp trek why?

      This is a good question. The great answer is this is the best 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.

      Do you need to hire a guide and porter for this trek?

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

      What kind of lodges can we find along the ABC trail?

      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.

      What to bring, Take and pack on this trek?

      As the 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


      How to spend time after Annapurna base camp trek?

      If you have extra spare days, 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.

      Do I need to have experience for this trek

      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 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.

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