Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

One of Nepal's most classic short treks
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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. It is the most visited destination in the Annapurna region. This trek takes you on a trekking trail of 7 days in Annapurna base camp. The route gives enough time to witness the 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), Fang (7647 m), and Machhapuchhare (6997 m) are notable peaks in the Himalayas. Gangapurna (7454 m), Fang (7647 m), and Machhapuchhare (6997 m) are notable peaks in the Himalayas.

The Annapurna base camp short trek offers a fun and delightful time. It also provides fantastic landscapes. Get great insight into Nepal’s natural and cultural heritage. The walking trail will go through diverse ethnic groups. Its s cultures and distinct vegetation forests and wildlife.

Annapurna base camp short trek is one of Nepal’s classic moderate treks. Which also 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 we can do it.

The Short Annapurna base camp trek routes take you ascending through a river valley. It moves into the trail that narrows before opening up into an arena of mountains. It takes you to the base of the great mountain peaks.

The fantastic walking will start from MBC to ABC. The hiking will be on the rocky trail with some snow. On Arrival, anybody can cherish their moment with the stunning mountain view. One can enjoy 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 tiny paradise. Also, It is surrounded by flowering and non-flowering plants. The wildlife around the camp makes this place magnificent.

The Annapurna base camp short trek site also has hot springs. Tourists can relax and enjoy during or while returning from the trip. And the rivers like Modi-Khola have dense forests. Get the variations and the exotic flora and fauna. Around it makes this place the most beautiful expenditure on the land of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Sanctuary, from where you will see incredible 360-degree views. You will see the Annapurna ranges above the massive Annapurna glacier. Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from Annapurna Base camp. Get down with a short trek to Chomrong village.

You can enjoy the small bath pools in Jhinu Danda. The Annapurna base camp short trek trail leads to a rhododendron forest. It also passes through charming villages of Nepal. Enjoy the ethnic communities of the Gurung,& Magar.

How to start Annapurna base camp short trek 7 (seven) days

Annapurna base camp short trek starting from Nayapul. It is 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. As till the trail to the Chhomrong village.

Machhapuchhare Base Camp is another heavenly trail. We will have spectacular views. Himchuli, Gangapurna, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare Mountain. Which sheer triangular face takes on yet another aspect here.

Furthermore, from here, the path will get into the moraines and reach the world of ice and snow. Annapurna Sanctuary, from where you will see incredible 360-degree views. The Annapurna ranges above the massive Annapurna glacier.

We will collect the lifetime experience on the trek. Retrace from the Annapurna base camp a short walk down to the Jhinu Danda. You can 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 Local villages.

We encounter communities of the Gurung, & Magar. This fantastic trek finishes at Phedi, where we drive to Pokhara.

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Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Day 01: Pokhara trekking to Tolka

Be ready at your hotel for your Annapurna base camp short trek; after 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 first glimpse 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)
Day 02: 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.

It provides you with an excellent view of rice terraces and river valleys. Furthermore, from the Landruk, our trekking trail continues to Jhinu. Annapurna base camp short trek trail goes Nepal’s best rhododendron forests.

We will also see the rice terraces of rice fields—the green valley of gardens through our path to the Chhomrong village. Enjoy the close 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. It has a Gurung village, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Chhomrong (2,040m)
Day 03: 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 downhill until the stream. It is a lovely decorative way of the stone staircase.

We cross 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, the path will follow another uphill to Kuldi (2470m). We must trek downhill from here to our Annapurna base camp short trek.

The trail is steep and slippery as the stone staircase is there. Get into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest in the village of Dovan.

Walking Day 6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dovan (2,540m)
Day 04: Dovan trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp.

Today after breakfast, we will start the trek. Annapurna base camp short trek goest to Modi Khola valley. Which is narrow and between the mountains.

It will take us almost to the base of M.B.C. ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Since ascents of the mountains are not possible.

The bonus you get is the breathtaking panorama, including Hiuchhuli. Annapurna ranges, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare.

Snow peaks sound everywhere, which include Annapurna I and Annapurna III—the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhare during our Annapurna base camp short trek journey.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700)
Day 05: Early morning from Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and trek down to Dovan.

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

As you reach Annapurna Base Camp, enjoy the impressive picturesque landscapes. The majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks. 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. Ultimately, we will return to Dovan for the night in our Annapurna base camp short trek.

Walking Day 6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Annapurna Base Camp (4,160)
Day 06: Dovan trek to Jhinu hotspring.

The journey of the Annapurna base camp short trek starts back similarly, but you can gaze at a different view.

This time we must climb the steep, slippery stone staircase from the village of Dovan. Climb out of the side valley, passing through deep bamboo and rhododendron forests.

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

Walking Day 7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Jhinu hotspring (1,760m)
Day 07: 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 primarily 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 Lakeside and take a boat ride at Phewa Lake. Try street food, and enjoy your delicious dinner at the end of your trek.

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

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.


What's Included?
  • The trekking guide has a government license. Our guide got training in high-altitude sickness and first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. One porter for two 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; different types of food are available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
  • The guide will carry essential medical supply first aid.
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul by Private transport
  • 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 expenses, such as sweets, snacks, and dessert.
  • Beverages and bar bills, and battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should cover both rescue and medical help.
  • 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. Rich mountain vistas adorn its culture and terraced rice fields. We will visit beautiful Gurung villages and various flora and fauna.

Annapurna base camp short trek through the Annapurna conservation area. It 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 lush green river with flowing waters. Dense green forest and small waterfalls, which are serene and beautiful.
The long suspension bridge before Jhinudanda is one of the longest, lasting 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. We stay at a guest house for a short trek in the Annapurna base camp. Local villages run these tea houses. They make the tea house to provide basic facilities. You will get hot showers, wifi, and other basic facilities. At the beginning of the Trek, Some places have attached bathrooms. When you go up, it is a standard 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. With its cleanest environment and with whom we hold a perfect relationship.

For accommodation, there are several hotels and lodges. If you trek to Annapurna base camp, do a short Trek during peak seasons. In Autumn and Spring, it might be challenging to get hotel rooms. In such a condition, you might have to share rooms with your fellow traveler. And the facilities of the hotels will depend on the price you pay. Your package does not include hotels in Kathmandu on the first and last nights. For trekking in peak seasons, you can pre-book the rooms.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 days via Poon Hill

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

The trek offers enough time to witness the beautiful peaks. The Annapurna giants encircle the basin Mountains. in the Annapurna region from the central core. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna. We also see Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV, etc.

The Annapurna base camp short trek via poon hill also guarantees you fun. It gives pleasure and great insight into the natural and cultural heritage. It goes to one of the tiny Himalayan countries of Nepal.

It is one of the most beautiful treks, passing through the diverse ethnic groups’ cultures. It also has mixed vegetation forests and wildlife. To reach the Annapurna region, we must follow the trail of terraced lands: dense, beautiful rhododendron forests and the Gurung community’s traditional and cultural villages.

The Annapurna base camp short trek starts from Nayapul. It is about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal. It is the Gateway to Annapurna base camp trekking. From Pokhara, we will first 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. Since our trial goes clockwise, we will return in different ways. Our return trail will be through Bamboo to end our trek from Annapurna base camp. The track finally stumbles across moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow.

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

Poon Hill is a famous place in our Annapurna base camp short trek. It provides the best view of the Himalayan Ranges. It is 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. We can also introduce these residents’ lifestyles.

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 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 a fantastic sunrise view. Travelers of every age can visit Nepal and get a mountain view. Are you planning to travel to Nepal in the year 2023? Then, a big congratulations 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. Gurung and Sherpa are the principal inhabitants of the Annapurna region. During the trek, we can learn about their culture and local traditions. Serene landscapes and spectacular environments will surround you along the route. Get into charming Gurung and Magar villages. , beautiful Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, and small Bamboo trees.

The Annapurna base camp short Trek path also takes us through the MBC. We will have a night at MBC to enjoy the view. The following day, we will go 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 Trail. We Trek via Ghandruk village. And; You can also explore many other places 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 Nepal’s most beautiful tourist destinations, 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 mind-blowing. Pokhara has its ancient cave. Some of the caves in Pokhara are Mahindra Cave and Chamere Cave. It also has Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. Besides this, Pokhara is the most developed city in Nepal.

Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.

The Annapurna base camp short Trek route goes through the natural Hots Spring. It is near Jhinu Danda. Many of the trekkers take this way while trekking back to Pokhara. Bathing in a natural hot spring will remove all your stress and tiredness. You can start there from the Annapurna base camp for a short trek. People also believe that spring water heals their pains and aches. Hot spring also has an aspect. Hence, People say that the water of a hot spring cleanses your soul.

Diverse fauna and flora

Natural beauty fills Annapurna base camp Short Trek. It is one of Nepal’s most important conservation centers. , “The Annapurna Conservation Area,” falls in the Annapurna base camp area. And this area is affluent in biodiversity and has a fantastic 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, there are many rare animals, like the snow leopard. People protect the red panda in its natural environment.

Conservation efforts conserve many endangered snow animals here.

Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Annapurna Mountain range.

The most famous place for the mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset is Poon Hill. Poon Hill also falls on the region’s route. 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. The mountains include 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.

You need to drink 3/4 liters of water daily while on the Annapurna base camp short trek. You can buy mineral water 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 purify their water instead.

Purification tablets/iodine is best because you will need more water to boil. They are small, cheap, and light to carry. Another better way is to get water filters; they are light and easy to carry. 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 ready.

Equipment ideas

We tell you to bring your clothing and gear from home for your Annapurna base camp short trek. But, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek-related equipment. Here are the suggested items. -20-degree sleeping bag (having a liner is helpful if you trek more high altitude). Duffel Bag Or Rucksack Bag with a waterproof cover.

A Daypack, T-shirt, Thermal Vest, lightweight thermal top, 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 short trek.
The weight per trekker is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag and down jacket.
You can store other items not required on the tour in our office or at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Why Private and Tailor-made Holidays?

We welcome you, whether alone, with a partner, or with a family. You can go for your Annapurna base camp short trek holiday. We cater to each of your needs and plan a personalized holiday itinerary. That can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A private and tailor-made trekking holiday allows you to personalize your holiday. Above The Himalayas, trekking custom designs your holiday to your needs.

The private Tailor-made trips also offer the following:

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 – We arrange everything, so you don’t need to worry.

We will tailor your Annapurna base camp short trek trip. We make a plan per your budget; you can choose luxury or budget accommodation. We will make the trip price 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 focus is only on your service. You can get all your answers. You can visit the destination. We will make your experience blissful and stress-free.

You can travel with your friends and family as we provide extra care and help for older people and children. We provide personal service, private travel guides, and tour coordinators. Who cater to your individual needs and 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 small, except for a family trek. We welcome you, whether alone, with a partner, or with a family. As you know, our trekking groups consist of six to eight people. From our perspective, this keeps things more personal.

Some vast groups have been on the Annapurna base camp short trek, but they only have one guide. But, 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. What we discovered was that reaching the Annapurna base camp was a short trek. It requires teamwork, and getting it takes work.

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

Yet, since it is your journey, you can select the people you go with. You may 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, guides have years of expertise in bringing people in and out. It’s always necessary for us to have evacuation procedures.

We want to make sure that our guest is comfortable on the journey. Suppose they become ill or are unable to continue the trip. , it is necessary we will take them to a lower altitude. They can come back to Kathmandu, or they can continue traveling if they choose.

So, before beginning the walk, you get trustworthy travel insurance. An insurance coverage called travel insurance can support your evacuation.

During your Annapurna base camp short trek. There might be a risk of getting injured due to a twisted ankle. High altitude issues or even your body is not adjusting well. We take every precaution and go forward.

With a very high success rate, we want to ensure that we make evacuation as soon as possible. Your travel insurance will cover the expenses. It will handle the accident during the trek and arrange a helicopter rescue.

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Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Talking about the location of this region, It is in the west direction of Kathmandu. Annapurna Base Camp short trek is famous for external and internal visitors.

This region is famous for being the most trekked area compared to other trekking parts.

Annapurna base camp short trek is a popular trekking destination. It lies at 4130 m above sea level. And it is approximately 19.4 miles from the central hotel area of Ghandruk.

ABC is 23.5 miles away from Ghorepani Poon Hill. Yet, these are the estimated distance.

Nepal trekking is generally safe and sound. While you do Annapurna base camp short trek in the base camp, you need to follow certain precautions. Sometimes the tour has a risk of advances during the springtime.

You can always get an update from your trekking agency. The local people and now the information comes very fast there. There are wifi and telephone facilities, and most places reach cellular signals.

No fixed days state the duration of the Annapurna base camp short Trek. We can do the Trek in 5-7 days (fastest time) and make up to 10-12 days too (Longest Duration).

You can travel for around 12-14 days for the longer route. Doing so will ensure you do not miss any part of the journey. Depending on your itinerary and walking days, the trek days vary.

No fixed days state the duration of the Annapurna base camp short Trek. We can do the Trek in 5-7 days (fastest time) and make up to 10-12 days too (Longest Duration).

You can travel for around 12-14 days for the longer route. Doing so will ensure you do not miss any part of the journey. Depending on your itinerary and walking days, the trek days vary.

This trek lies at an altitude of 4160 m above sea level. The incredible 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. Many peaks also evolve above 6000-8000m in elevation.

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

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

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

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

This Annapurna base camp short trek is one of the classic treks in Nepal. The trail passes primarily 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. Enjoy the close-up mountain view, with easy access to the start point.

We can make it seven to 12 days suitable for anybody. This is a moderate trek, so that regular fitness trekkers can do this trek.

Guide and porter are one of the most respected jobs in Nepal. Most of the local people of the Annapurna base camp short trek region works as guides and porters. Thus, taking a guide and porter for proper guidance is always advisable.

In the Annapurna base camp short trek, there are many tea houses and lodges you can find along the way.

The lodges are clean and comfortable, offering a private room. And you can get local hygienic food in such clubs. Trained cooks prepare the food menu, and you can choose from that.

As the Annapurna base camp short trek marks the best trek route. It is a moderate route 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 must 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/Books/Kindle (optional)
• Base Layer
• Trekking Shirts/Shorts/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

Suppose 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 offer lots of gifts.

You can also buy and specialties local products. Thamel area is one of the most expensive cities for tourists; it will be open even at night.

For those wishing to travel in great luxury, then be ready to spend $60-$80 or even more on a day. These depend upon your standard of living and the types of accommodation you opt for. Most hotels charge 13% government taxes (value-added tax).

You should pay that total amBesidesdition to this and a 10% service charge.

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

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 tour.

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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Mahendra Yash
Mumbai, India
Best "managed" trek of my life
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I contacted Mr. Puru (Above the Himalayas) for my Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trip, which went well. Everything was managed 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 highly recommend contacting Above the Himalayas for your next trip to Nepal!

Mahendra Yash

Jan Anderson
“Unforgettable ABC trek”
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My wife and I completed the Annapurna Base Camp trek in December. The Above the Himalayan Trekking company gave us an unforgettable time.
Our guide Dhruba was attentive and considerate. Our porter Nabaraj never complained; always cheerful!
In conclusion, a very successful and enjoyable trip. Puru was polite, always swift to reply to our emails, and was happy to tailor the trek to our needs – thank you. We can recommend the company.
Jan Anderson.
Sanchit Bhatnagar
Mr.Puru really know his stuff - very helpful and trustworthy
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People say the best way to see how much you can trust a company. It is to know the number of repeat customers they’re getting. I say this because every time I visit Nepal, I go to Mr. Puru and his expert team for all our travel arrangements.

They will arrange everything regardless of what you want to do. You can do bungee, paragliding, and rafting after the trek.

You can count on Annapurna base camp trekking or hiking with them. Count on the fact that Mr. Puru will provide you with the best options at a reasonable cost. It is always there to help you if you ever get stuck.

He helped us with alternate arrangements if you needed them. When our flights got delayed in Pokhra due to clouds, he arranged an alternative.

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

Sanchit Bhatnagar

Ruth Shkedi
The best agency!!!
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I just returned from the Annapurna base camp trek, a few days from Nepal. We traveled, for the second time, with the Himalayan agency.

The second time was perfect as the first. Our guide was the BEST! Suresh Adhikari. We ran into a challenging, unexpected storm, and Suresh Handled the situation courageously and admirably. 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 without doubt or hesitation!

Ruth Shkedi

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

Dubi Spector

Itzhik Solan
the best in Nepal, Puru & his team
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We had a great experience with Puru and his team. Super efficient, quick response, friendly, and helpful. I 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 all the changes we wanted. He did this for many others in the best possible way.
Itzik Solan
Pravesh Ghimire and Bishal Sharma
Best of the Best
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First, I need more words about Above the Himalayan Trekking. I will summarize my review with our excellent experience visiting ABC in May 2021.
They can handle the most complicated itinerary. They can find the most intriguing and delightful places to visit. This company plans customized private journeys. Excellent hotel stays and insider experiences.
They cater to dozens of trekking and adventures across Nepal. They tailor-made the trip to suit travelers’ interests, including food,
the best places to stay, breathtaking views, adventure, and more. The itineraries are always perfect. It balances famous highlights,off-the-beaten-track spots, and unique behind-the-scenes experiences. They’re also good with organizing family travel and exceeded our expectations.
We had planned our Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) Trip. We designed it well ahead of time and were very curious about tour companies that met our expectations.
We then found “Above the Himalaya” through references. We finally had a chance to communicate with Puru Timalsena. Puru was well attentive and answered our every query in a timely fashion.
He understood our needs and drafted a route that suited our schedule. The Itenary was well defined in every way. To account for the true meaning of trekking through the Annapurna Himalayas.
Puru met with us the very next day we were in Kathmandu. He went through the details. We were even able to adjust the schedule based on COVID circumstances. The country was going through. All the trekking and journey went through with excellent trekking guides. They were very aware of our surroundings and the entire trip. I would repeat that the trip fit our needs and schedule.
Through our journey, Puru would follow up on our circumstances. They were up-to-date with our timelines and the next destination we would be heading to. We had excellent porter service and a Guide.
They made the trip even more memorable, something you would expect. An individual and company that believes in providing excellent customer care.
Route up to ABC was exciting, thrilling, and adventurous for us. As we reached the base camp, the COVID situation had inclined. By means, we had to cut our trip short and return to Kathmandu. We want to get back to the US before International Flights are canceled. Puru made this possible by coordinating with the helicopter company.
Which only performed rescue flights for travelers and trekkers. Due to the time crunch for folks like us with limited time to spare on the beautiful Himalayas. In no time, we were back in Pokhara ( the city where you start your trek).
Finally, in Kathmandu, the Capital where we began our journey. This gave us enough time to plan the next trip home to the US.
We want to thank Puru and the “Above the Himalaya Trekking.” Their team for making this trekking trip memorable. With no doubts, we are looking forward to our next trekking adventure. We are planning for to the top of the world ( Everest base camp) Above the Himalayas.
This is the Travel and Tour Company if you plan to visit the beautiful County of Nepal. Any tours and trekking that can exceed every trekker exceed every trekker’s expectations.
Dinesh Reddy
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Best Local company for Annapurna base camp trek
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While planning for the Annapurna base camp trek in December. I found Above the Himalaya through trip advisor.
It was a pleasant experience from the moment I contacted Mr Puru. He answered every question I had very. They have arranged A-Z of my trip, from pick up to drop back at the airport.
When we were running short of money, he helped us like a friend assuring us that it was all okay. He even rearranged our hotels when we extended our stay in Pokhara.
The trek guide(Basu) and support person(Prahlad) know the history and terrain.
They took us to the best lodges on the trekking trail. We enjoyed the top-notch hospitality of Nepaleese cuisine and culture.
I recommend Above the Himalayas to anyone willing to trek in Nepal. Cheers, and like, excellent work.
Dinesh Reddy
Jim and Beth
Best trekking guide and service for our ABC trek
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Our ten days of trekking were magnificent. Our guide Ramesh and our porter, Baburam, were accommodating and friendly.
Ramesh always made sure we were comfortable and walking at a good pace.
He had great recommendations for what to order from meals and satisfied us. Ramesh spoke English well and knew the area we trekked every step of the way.
We recommend Above The Himalaya Trekking to everyone.
Jim and Beth
Ryan Babock & Rick Nowack Julian Bays
Best Agency for Annapurna base camp trek, Highly recommended
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Annapurna base short camp trek is beyond words to describe. The mountain views are fantastic and outstanding.

Our porter Ram is buffalo-strong, and Kc, our guide, is a good, patient guide. Both of them are outstanding.

Thanks to the Puru for the excellent time and trek. I can’t wait to come back again.

Ryan Babcock & Rick Nowack Julian Bays.


Cynthia Stanton [email protected]
Durban, South Africa
Annapurna Base Camp short Trekking in October
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The trek was very well organized, and They full fill all promises. There was always someone waiting for us at each collection point. There was never a time when we always turned from a tea house due to full accommodation.
Thank you for making this Annapurna base camp trek a memorable one for us.
Cynthia & Derek Stanton
South Africa
Maaike Walgaard
Annapurna base camp trek
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Dear Basu Namaste, Today we will return to Pokhara; Our trekking is ending. It was an excellent trekking experience, and I had a lovely time with you.
During the Annapurna base camp trekking, I learned you are an excellent guide. You took good care of me and made things possible.
Most of the time, it was you, me, and the nature of Nepal. And only the sound of the beautiful rivers.
In the evening, we had a pleasant conversation and became more friends. You are a nice, friendly, and honest man. I thank you for being my guide and friend.
Maaike Walgaard
Young Keong Jung
South Korea
Annapurna base camp short trek a life time experience
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Very satisfied with the Annapurna base camp short trek. Mr. Phurba Sherpa is a perfect guide. He is very professional. I am happy to do another time with him!

Young Keong Jung


Janet D
Annapurna base camp trek- Highly recommend!
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We returned from Nepal, where we did the ABC 7-day trek. Puru organized everything, from airport pickup to hotels, rides, and accommodation. Food during the walk, and it was all perfect.
We had a wonderful experience. Everyone who works for this company is amicable and professional. Our guide, Suresh, was beautiful and very knowledgeable. Suresh and our porter made the trek possible for us.
They catered to all our needs. Suresh adjusted the tour speed to what we needed each day. I cannot recommend Puru, Suresh, and Above the Himalaya trekking more!
I recommend we stay in Puru’s Hotel in Kathmandu.
Janet D
Joey Selim
Best Annapurna Base Camp Trek in September
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Puru, I am thrilled 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 clear day at point hill that made me very happy! Again, he made my Annapurna base camp short trek wonderful.

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

Cassandra Kennedy & Ben Coe
Shepparton, Australia
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 7 Days November
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Very supportive and informative guide willing to go out of the trek. All our need help in organizing cake for trekker’s birthday.
I would recommend it to future trekkers. Great experience!! Thank you !! The walk was magnificent, and the service provided was fantastic.
We want to recommend Annapurna base camp short trip to everyone.
Cassandra Kennedy & Ben Coe
Jacinta Carty & Matthew Coe
Melbourne, Australia
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 7 Days November
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Excellent trek Outstanding view with a beautiful landscape. Outstanding guides and porters fulfill all our dreams.
Accommodation and food were ideal throughout the trek. We couldn’t recommend the tour enough; many fantastic, excellent thanks.
Trek was excellent; we had a fantastic time and incredible views. The guide and porters were amazing. They give excellent service, and the itinerary was perfect; the
Jacinta Carty & Matthew Coe
Kavita r
Trek to Annapoorna base camp
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Our trek to ABC was very memorable. Puru and his team did an excellent job. Puru took care of last-minute flight cancellations and alternate hotels.
Due to bad weather, He arranged our stay and cab and was very responsive. Puru supervises the arrangements for the trekkers. I recommend this trekking agency.
Kavita R
Havard J. H
Excellent Annapurna base camp short trek.
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The best trek we ever did, and with professional, good company. Have to praise 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 pleasant surprises not commonly used on the Annapurna base camp short trek.

Puru’s owner and manager were helpful from the start—practical advice and quick response to our email inquiries.

All in all a fantastic experience; we will recommend it and are returning to Nepal for more trekking!

Håvard J. H.

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