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

Highlights of Annapurna base camp short trek

  • A breathtaking view of Annapurna I, III and South, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Machapuchare from the base camp
  • Stunning walks through lush forests and playful waterfalls in the scenic Annapurna region
  • Unforgettable walks through the rhododendron forests
  • A thrilling experience of reaching two base camps of two iconic mountains in the Himalayan range: Machhapuchhare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • Relaxing hot baths at the hilltop hamlet of Jhinu Danda, recovering from days of trekking in the Himalayas
  • Get 360 degrees of fantastic mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Explore typical Gurung villages at Landruk & Chhomrung
  • Contact with exotic cultures and observation of different ethnic groups
  • Opportunity to take a tour of Pokhara- the most beautiful city of Nepal

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna Base Camp short trek – a journey that takes us directly to Annapurna Sanctuary, a region lying peacefully above 4000 m high. This trek is considered the best expedition in the heart of Nepal, allowing you to explore various environments of the Himalayas.

Above all, you will be surrounded by a group of mountains among the ten most significant in the world. The most representative peaks are Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m), also known as Fish Tail.

Our Annapurna Base Camp short trek is also an excellent opportunity to meet the Gurungs and Sherpas, the ethnic groups that inhabit the Nepalese mountains. You will be immersed in their more robust and striking culture, passing through their traditional ethnic villages, which have maintained their ancient customs in agriculture, architecture, and simple way of life.

During this trek, you will pass through different landscapes in the region. In the first few days, we will still be at a low altitude and enter the fertile lands of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We will see the plantations on ancient terraces among the Himalayan mountains.

As we gain altitude, the landscape will change until we reach a drier, stonier area with little vegetation. This is a sign that we are close to our destination, the base of Annapurna.

Our journey to the Annapurna Base Camp commences from the beautiful and gentle Pokhara Valley. Passing through the rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, we traverse the villages of Jhinu Danda, Chhomrong, and Dovan. We will then set foot at the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, from where we hike to the Annapurna Base Camp.

Overall, the Annapurna base camp short trek is for individuals who want lighter trekking with greater comfort. It is also designed for trekkers who love the flora and fauna and want a panoramic view of the Himalayan range.

So why wait? Contact us now and book your seats to participate in one of the world’s most adventurous and beautiful treks.

Enjoy the 360-degree views from Annapurna base camp

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. Rivers like Modi-Khola have dense forests with variations and 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. The Annapurna base camp short trek trail leads to a rhododendron forest. It also passes through charming villages of Nepal, where you can enjoy the ethnic communities of the Gurung,& Magar.

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

Annapurna base camp short trek begins from Nayapul. It is about a 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. 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 and pass rice terraces of rice fields and green vegetation until we reach the Chhomrong village.

Machhapuchhare Base Camp is another heavenly trail. We will have spectacular views of Himchuli, Gangapurna, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare Mountain.

Furthermore, from here, the path will enter the moraines and reach the world of ice and snow. Annapurna Sanctuary is 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.

After that, the trail leads to the rhododendron forest and passes Pothana and Tolkha. The trail then follows Local villages, offering a glimpse of Gurung and Magar communities. This fantastic trek finishes at Phedi, from where we drive to Pokhara.

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Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

DAY
01

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi, trek to Tolka (1790 m) 30 min. Drive, 5 hours trek

Be ready at your hotel for your Annapurna base camp short trek; your guide will meet you in our private car after breakfast. We will drive with the countryside view to Phedi. It is a short 30-minute drive. The first part of the trail climbs up hills in a stone staircase.

From Phedi, we hike uphill over stony steps to reach Dhampus. Trekking from here will be a little steep. As we reach Pothana, we will have our permits checked. Then we head to Pritam Deurali, from where we walk down to reach Tolka- our overnight destination.

Multiple 30 min drive & 5 hrs trek
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Lunch & Dinner
Altitude Tolka (1,790m)
DAY
02

Day 02: Tolka trekking to Chhomrong via Jhinu danda, alt 2040 m, 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we start our Annapurna base camp short trek journey from Tokla today.

Leaving Tolka, we will hike along the beautiful terraced field to Landruk Village. A 2 to 3-hour easy hike from the village will lead us to Jhinu Danda, known for its natural thermal springs.

A further 2 to 3-hour hike will take us to Chhomrong, the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna South Peak, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchhre from the village.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Chhomrong (2,040m)
DAY
03

Day 03: Trekking from Chhomrong to Dovan - 2540 m, 6 hours

After breakfast, we go down a trail that will take us to the beautiful Chhomrong Khola. We will then cross a suspension bridge and climb steeply to upper Sinuwa. We will then follow a route leading us to Bamboo and then to Dovan village, where we stay for the night.

Walking Day 6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dovan (2,540m)
DAY
04

Day 04: Dovan trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp, alt. 3700 m, 6 to 7 hours

After a good breakfast, we will undertake a brief climb. Along the way, we can take a small tour of Hinku Cave. From here, the route crosses a large slope that leads us to Deurali. From Deurali, we walk through the dense bamboo forest for about an hour. We are now at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which is not a base camp, as climbing the mountain is prohibited.

From here, we will be closest to the great mountains surrounding us: Machhapuchre, Annapurna I, and Gangapurna.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700)
DAY
05

Day 05: Early morning from Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4160 m) and trek down to Dovan, 6 hours

Early morning, we will wear the headlamps over our heads and climb to Annapurna Base Camp. We will climb gently for two hours along the trail along a hillside with beautiful views, passing roofless shepherds’ huts and along a gigantic moraine left by an ancient glacier.

At the Annapurna Base Camp, we will watch the magnificent sunrise over Annapurna massif, Fish Tail, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli. After enjoying the view, we will return to the lodge for breakfast.

Then, we descend into the evergreen bush surrounding the village of Dovan, where we will spend the night.

Walking Day 6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Annapurna Base Camp (4,160)
DAY
06

Day 06: Dovan trek to Jhinu hotspring, alt. 1760, 6 hours

Once again, we follow a similar path to the one we took at the initial stage of this journey. We will pass Khuldi Ghar and traverse the deep rhododendron forest to reach Sinuwa and Chhomrong.

We descend steeply to reach Jhinu Danda, where we will sleep for the night. Here, we can dip in the natural hot spring to relax and rest our bodies after long days of walking.

Walking Day 7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Jhinu hotspring (1,760m)
DAY
07

Day 07: Jhinu hot spring trekking to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara at 822 m, 2 hours drive, 4 hours trek

Today, we will have a long and pleasant day walking along the Modi River, which will take us to the village of Landruk. The route follows a gentle downhill path from here, returning us to Syauli Bazaar.

Following the banks of the river, we will continue walking towards Birethanthi, and shortly after, we will reach the final point of our trek, Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will drive back to Pokhara, where we stay for the night.

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.

Includes/Excludes

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.
  • You can buy and rent personal trekking equipment in Pokhara trekking stores.
  • Gratitude trekking staff
  • Other of your expenses that are not mentioned are costs included in the section.

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Best Season/Time

Like any other trek, the best times for the Annapurna base camp short trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). If you take this trip in spring, the blooming rhododendron forests and the incredible contrasting images against the background of snow-white mountains welcome you. But there will be little snow near the base camp. Autumn months are warmer, with no clouds, snow, or rain.

During these seasons, the Annapurna base camp is full of life preparing future climbers. The trail will be crowded, and accommodations will be full, giving you plenty of opportunity to share your experience. The summer months of June to August and the winter months from December to February are favorable for those who want some isolation during the trek.

Elevation and trekking distance

The celestial Annapurna Base Camp is located at 4160 m above sea level. The distance between Kathmandu and the Base Camp is 168 km, and from Pokhara to the base camp is 37.1 km.

We will begin and end our journey in Pokhara, which will take a week to complete. After a short half-hour drive from Pokhara to Tolka, we will start hiking to the base camp. We will cover approximately 9 to 10 km daily, which we can quickly achieve by walking 4 to 7 hours daily.

Per day walking

The hours we hike daily depend on our pace, route, and the settlement where we will spend the night. We have planned our itinerary for 4 to 7 hours of walking each day on our short journey to Annapurna base camp.

On the first day of the trek, we will walk for 5 hours to reach Tolka from Phedi. The days forward will take us through the villages of Chhomrong and Dovan, which will take around 6 hours of hiking.

On the 4th day, you must walk for 6 to 7 hours, our maximum walk during this trek. We will hike to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp from Dovan.

As the trip ends on the 7th day, we will walk only 4 hours to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda, the minimum distance we will walk during the whole trek.

Difficulty

Our Annapurna base camp short trek is one of the most straightforward and accessible treks in Nepal, and it is favorable for all those who enjoy a good state of health. It is ideal for those who are trekking for the first time but want to see the great Himalayas and familiarize themselves with the diversity of Himalayan landscapes.

This trek is also favorable for nature enthusiasts who wish to walk through jungles and spot rare species of the Annapurna region. If you doubt your confidence, strength, and altitude tolerance to participate in the high-altitude trek, you should sign up for our Annapurna base camp short trek.

Altitude Sickness

We will begin the short Annapurna base camp trek from the lowlands of Pokhara, and each day; we will continue gaining altitude as we pass the villages of Chhomrong and Dovan. But we will cross an elevation of more than 3500 m when we arrive at Machhapuchhare Base Camp. And trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp will take us to an altitude of more than 4000 m above sea level.

Therefore, even experienced trekkers can feel nausea, headache, loss of sleep and appetite, and dizziness. These are the mild symptoms of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness. Please don’t be alarmed if you feel these symptoms. By taking simple preventive measures such as strolling, hydrating, and avoiding smoking and alcohol, you can avoid altitude sickness.

However, if you feel any bodily discomfort, we advise you to descend immediately, informing our guide.

Can a beginner join the Short Annapurna base camp short trek?

If you have no trekking or mountaineering experience at high altitudes, you can still participate in this trek. The route to the base camp is distinct and straightforward, and it doesn’t require any technical skills or special equipment.

In addition, we have planned an itinerary that requires only 4 to 6 hours a day to trek, with a short break in between for rest and a photo session. So, your body has plenty of time to adapt as you gain altitude without the risk of altitude sickness.

However, if you have any chronic illness, please seek advice from your doctor before participating in our short Annapurna base camp trek journey.

Preparation and training

According to Nepali standards, the Annapurna base camp short trek is the most accessible trip. Any person who leads an active lifestyle can easily accomplish this trek. But just getting off the couch and completing the route will be difficult.

The best way to prepare for a mountain road is to run (about 5-7 km 2-3 times a week), do squats, and do cardio exercises. These will increase your endurance and train your legs for daily hikes.

The better your physical condition, the easier it will be to tolerate the altitude, acclimate, and enjoy the hike and scenery.

Alternate Routes to Annapurna Base Camp

Numerous routes lead to the Annapurna Base Camp. Our trek can incorporate other amazing treks to different destinations.

One incredible option would be to merge the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek along with the Annapurna Base Camp. It will take about 12 days n foot to complete this trip, enjoying one of the most beautiful sunrise from the Poon Hill View Point.

Those who wish to walk along a more rugged, uncrowded trail through the rural setting of Nepal can take the route from Narchyang village in the Myagdi district.

Another option would be to begin your trail from Jomsom of Mustang. Passing through the unique settlements of Marpha, Kagbeni, and Muktinath, you will cross Chhomrong and hike to Annapurna Base Camp.

Meals during the trek

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided along the route’s lodges. The menu in all the lodges is hugely different. Different types of eggs, pasta, soups, potatoes, pizza, and rice are available in each lodge. You can also try the national dish of Nepal: Dal Vat Tarkari (lentil soup, rice, vegetable) with some pickle and fried papad.

The lodges also provide different types of drinks: tea, coffee, alcohol, juice, etc. We advise you to try masala tea, buttered tea, and lemon honey tea, which are beneficial for preventing altitude sickness. Please keep in mind the cost of drinks is excluded from our Annapurna base camp package.

Drinking water

While on the Annapurna base camp short trek, you need to drink 3/4 liters of water daily. Mineral water can be bought all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails. Plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas, so travelers should purify their water instead of relying on bottled water.

Purification tablets/iodine are best because you will need more water to boil them. 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.

Transportation

In our comprehensive Annapurna Base Camp short trek package, we have also covered your transportation needs. On the first day, we will drive you from Pokhara to Phedi in a private vehicle (car, van, or jeep based on group size).

As the trek ends, we will again drive you back to Pokhara from Phedi using the same mode of transportation for your comfort and safety.

Gadgets charging and Internet

You can quickly charge your gadgets (mobile, laptop, camera, power bank, etc) in almost all lodges along the route. However, the lodge owners may charge additional costs for charging your device. Some may charge hourly, and some may charge per device. The price may vary, costing you between NPR 100 and NPR 700 (USD 1 to USD 7).

Wi-Fi is available in every lodge and costs 100-300 Nepali rupees (USD 1 to USD 3). In the big city of Pokhara, there is free Internet in cafes. There will be uninterrupted mobile communication and 4G Internet along the route. You must purchase a local NTC or NCELL SIM to activate this service.

Permits

The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit are needed for this trek. We will obtain both these permits in Pokhara on your behalf. The ACAP costs USD 30 per person, and TIMS costs USD 20 per person.

Your Extra expenses

Our Annapurna base camp short trek package covers all your lodging, food, and transportation expenses. Other costs, such as alcoholic, hot, and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers, sweets, snacks, dessert, beverages and bar bills, and battery charging, are excluded from the package.

Also, our package cost does not include tipping guides and porters and personal expenses for buying souvenirs. Acquiring the change of about USD 300 to USD 400 is enough for your expenses.

What can you expect from a short Annapurna base camp trek?

Our short Annapurna Base Camp trek is an exciting journey that enables you to marvel at the incredible views of Annapurna 1, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 4, Annapurna South, Hiunchuili, and Fish Tail Mountain.

You will begin your journey from Pokhara, the city of lakes, where you will already have stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna.

As you begin your trekking journey, you will encounter cascading waterfalls, picturesque villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and stunning mountains. The route to the base camp also hosts an extraordinary diversity of ecosystems and the colors of local life of indigenous tribes of Gurungs, Tamangs, and Sherpas.

The seven-day trek to the Annapurna Base Camp promises the intoxicating beauty of nature, an exhilarating experience, interaction with the most hospitable people, and encounters with some endangered species.

1. 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.
Poon Hill is a famous place during the short Annapurna base camp 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.

2. 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 of hiking at 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.

3. Enjoy the Magnificent Mountain view

The best memory we will have of this Annapurna base camp short trek is a fantastic sunrise view. You will also get a chance to gain close insights into nature and its components. Serene landscapes and spectacular environments will surround you along the route.

4. Explore Amazing Pokhara Valley

You will be starting your Annapurna base camp short Trek from Pokhara Valley. It 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 ancient caves like Mahindra Cave, Chamere Cave, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, etc. Besides this, Pokhara is the most developed city in Nepal.

5. Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda

The Annapurna base camp short Trek route passes through natural Hot Springs. It is near Jhinu Danda. Many trekkers take this route back to Pokhara. Bathing in a natural hot spring removes stress and tiredness. People also believe spring water heals their pains and aches and cleanses their souls.

6. Diverse fauna and flora

“The Annapurna Conservation Area” is in the Annapurna base camp area. This area is rich 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. Many rare animals, like the snow leopard, are also present. People protect the red panda in its natural environment.

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.

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 where you can buy and rent trek-related equipment. Here are the suggested items: a 20-degree sleeping bag (having a liner is helpful if you trek at a higher altitude). —a Duffel 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 on our Annapurna base camp short trek holiday, whether alone, with a partner, or with a family. 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 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.

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 guests are comfortable on the journey. If they become ill or are unable to continue the trip, 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. Travel insurance coverage 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 evacuate as soon as possible. Your travel insurance will cover the expenses. It will also handle the accident during the trek and arrange a helicopter rescue.

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Most Asked Questions by Travellers

The location of this region 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. 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 distances.

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.

Annapurna base camp short 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 highest 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 downhill. 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 regular fitness trekkers can do it.

Being a guide and porter are some of the most respected jobs in Nepal. Most of the local people of the Annapurna base camp short trek region work 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.

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 must be well-prepared and bring all the necessary items beforehand.

Below are the 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
Gaiters
· 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)
Clothing
• 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 amount 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 short trek (ABC) trip, which went well. Everything was managed well, from picking up at the airport to dropping off at the airport back.

The whole trip was tailored to my strict timing, and it also included planning 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

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Jan Anderson
UK
“Unforgettable ABC trek”
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My wife and I completed the Annapurna Base Camp short 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, it was a very successful and enjoyable trip. Puru was polite, always 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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Sanchit Bhatnagar
India
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 is to know its number of repeat customers. 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 go bungee jumping, paragliding, and rafting after the trek.

You can count on Annapurna base camp trekking or hiking with them. Count on Mr. Puru to 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 we needed them. For example, when our flights were 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 recommend Above the Himalayan Trek.

Sanchit Bhatnagar

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Ruth Shkedi
Israel
The best agency!!!
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I just returned from the Annapurna base camp short trek a few days after leaving Nepal. For the second time, we traveled with the Himalayan agency.

The second time was as 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, I will be with them without doubt or hesitation!

Ruth Shkedi

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Dubi Spector
Israel
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 to be at the top of ABC and see 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

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Itzhik Solan
Israel
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 short trek 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

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Pravesh Ghimire and Bishal Sharma
India
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 the Annapurna base camp for a short trek in May.

They can handle the most complicated itinerary and 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 at organizing family travel and have 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 attentive and answered every query in a timely fashion.

He understood our needs and drafted a route that suited our schedule. The itinerary 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-19 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.

Throughout our journey, Puru followed 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.

The route up to ABC was exciting and adventurous for us. As we reached the base camp, the COVID situation had deteriorated. Because of this, we had to cut our trip short and return to Kathmandu. We wanted to get back to the US before International Flights were 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, who have limited time to spare on the beautiful Himalayas, we were back in Pokhara ( the city where you start your trek) in no time.

Finally, we began our journey in Kathmandu, the capital. 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 made this trekking trip memorable. With no doubts, we are looking forward to our next trekking adventure. We plan to go 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.

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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 short trek in December. I found Above the Himalayas through Trip Advisor.

It was a pleasant experience from the moment I contacted Mr Puru. He answered every question I had very well. They have arranged the A-Z of my trip, from pick-up to drop-off at the airport.

When we ran short of money, he helped us like a friend, assuring us that everything was 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

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Jim and Beth
USA
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 Himalayan Trekking to everyone.

Jim and Beth

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Ryan Babock & Rick Nowack Julian Bays
Australia
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.

Australia

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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 fulfilled all their 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

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Maaike Walgaard
Netherland
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 short trekking at the Annapurna base camp, 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

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Young Keong Jung
South Korea
Annapurna base camp short trek a life time experience
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I am delighted with the Annapurna base camp short trek. Mr. Phurba Sherpa is a perfect guide. He is very professional. I am happy to have another time with him!

Young Keong Jung

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Janet D
USA
Annapurna base camp trek- Highly recommend!
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We returned from Nepal, where we did the Annapurna base camp short  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

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Joey Selim
USA
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 Poon Hill, which 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

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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. We all need help organizing a 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 the Annapurna base camp short trek trip to everyone.

Cassandra Kennedy, Ben Coe

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Jacinta Carty & Matthew Coe
Melbourne, Australia
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 7 Days November
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Excellent trek. Outstanding view of 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; it was fantastic. Thanks.

The 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

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Kavita r
India
Trek to Annapoorna base camp
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Our trek to Annapurna base camp was very memorable. Puru and his team did an excellent job. Puru handled 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

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Havard J. H
USA
Excellent Annapurna base camp short trek.
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It was the best trek we ever did 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, giving practical advice and quick responses to our email inquiries.

Overall, it was a fantastic experience; we will recommend it and are returning to Nepal for more trekking!

Håvard J. H.

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