Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Destination
  • Region
  • Duration
    05 Days
  • Transportation
  • Max Height
  • Activities
  • Trip Grade
  • Accomodation
  • Group Size
    Mini. 1 Pax
  • Start / End Point
    Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Meals
  • Best Season
    Sec-Dec & Mar-May

Trip Overview

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the fastest way to explore the majestic Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). The travel planners of Nepal High Trek knitted a fantastic itinerary for the trekkers to relish the wonders of the region in less than a week. The walking journey surely endows the momentous travel tale. However, one needs to have the utmost physical fitness, perseverance, and tenacity. If you are looking to do a short trekking holiday in Nepal, try this trekking package.


  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Mountain Vista of over a dozen mountains
  • Diverse vegetation
  • Rivers, Waterfalls, and Valleys
  • Terraced farmland s and Multi ethnic villages
  • Natural Hot Water Springs
  • Short Itinerary

Getting to the Annapurna Base Camp in 2023/2024

There are countless ways to reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. People nowadays do trekking following different itineraries. However, the normal way of doing the trek requires at least 14 days of holiday in Nepal. The most famous and mostly used trailhead is from Tikhedhunga. However, people prefer to start the trek from Ghandruk, Australian Camp, Chhomrong, Jhinu, and Tatopani as well. In order to reach the trailhead, trekkers have to take a jeep or local vehicle from Pokhara.

Interestingly, the trail from Chhomrong to Annapurna Base Camp is the same regardless of all the trailheads. Therefore, the travel planners of Nepal High Trek knitted the short itinerary as well. It is possible to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in just 6 days. Wait no further! Contact us and book the trek at a reasonable cost.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

You might wonder about the least number of days required to do the trek. For some, it may be impossible to think about completing the course in just 6 days. However, make no mistake, it is possible. Trekkers start the journey from Pokhara on a jeep and travel to Jhinu Village. The walking starts from the village and reaches up to Sinuwa passing by Chhomrong village. The second day’s trekking is long. Trekkers have to walk through narrow Modi River valleys, and bamboo forests. Trekkers will be mesmerized by the scenery on the way as the final destination of the day is Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3900). In doing so, trekkers leave the villages like Dovan and the Himalayas along the way.

The most iconic day is the fourth day of the trek. Finally, trekkers reach the Annapurna Base Camp. After a brief stop, trekkers retrace the same trail back to Deurali. The return trek is somewhat easier in comparison to ascend. On the fifth day, trekkers reach the Chhomrong Village and on the sixth day, the journey ends at Jhinu Village. The jeep will take trekkers back to Pokhara.

The short itinerary is prepared by the experts. Therefore, you will not have any problems completing the trek successfully. For more information, you can always contact our travel planners.

Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp

The distance between Pokhara and Annapurna Base Camp is 37.1 kilometers. Even if the distance is short, the trail has numerous uphill and downhill. Therefore, trekkers need to prepare themselves physically and emotionally well. The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara. Therefore, trekkers can save the money of the guide’s travel from Kathmandu. Moreover, it saves time and the trekking trip becomes a fixed departure.

Additionally, trekkers get a chance to explore the magnificent touristic city Pokhara. Explore the city either before or after the trek.

Things to do during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Among many popular trekking routes of Nepal, the ABC Trek is at the top along with the Everest Base Camp Trek. Therefore, there are countless activities that trekkers can perform during the trek. From culture to wonders of Mother Nature, trekkers can grasp the diverse essence of holidaying. Multiethnic cultural villages of Magar and Gurung people offer traditional experiences. Narrow river valleys, base camp of mountains, green lush forests, and rivers offer the allures of Mother Nature. It is probably the most diverse trekking route of Nepal.

Experience the cool mountain breeze as well as dip into the natural hot water springs. In just about a week’s holiday, trekkers can create a momentous holiday. One can get the value of every penny spent for the trip.

Customize your Trek as you like with Nepal High Trek

With us, trekkers get the maximum freedom of choosing their travel styles. For example, trekkers can choose to do the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek either in 5 days, 6 days or 7 days. Therefore, talk with our travel experts and decide yourself on the type of trekking that you intend to do.

How do prepare for a successful Short Trek in Annapurna Region?

Doing a short trek of Annapurna Base Camp is not an easy task. It requires immense physical abilities. In fact, trekkers will be skipping at least 2 rest camps on a single day. The average walking hours on this trek is about 7 – 8 hours. Therefore, do some cardiovascular exercises like cycling, walking, and running one month prior to the trekking. Get travel insurance that covers medical expenses, accidents, and emergency helicopter evacuation. Avoid eating unhealthy foods. Similarly, develop a positive mindset. Walking in a high altitude may become fatal to some if you are not prepared to the fullest.

Best ABC Trek Deals for 2023

The covid pandemic hit hard the tourism industry across the globe. However, the increase in the number of trekkers in the year 2022 has motivated travel operators a lot. Therefore, 2023 looks promising. Grab the best trek deals for 2023. Nepal High Trek offers various packages of either trekking or touring at an affordable rate. Join the fixed departure groups or do the private trek. According to the size, season, and service requirements, trekkers can get a variety of trekking packages. Furthermore, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail linked the other popular treks like Poon Hill Trek and Mardi Himal Trek.

Book the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal with us. Our expert guidance and experienced crew members will ensure the successful trekking to the base camp of the world’s tenth tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna.

Short Outline Itinerary of 5 Days Annapurna Trek: 

Day 01: From Pokhara drive near Jhinu walk to Sinuwa Danda 2,680 m- 07 hrs.

Day 02: Trek to Deurali 3, 700 m – 07 hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m  – 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Sinuwa 2,100 m – 07 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Jhinu Danda 2 hours then drive to Pokhara – 3 hours

Details Itinerary

Start the short Annapurna base camp trek with an exciting and scenic drive of a few hours, from beautiful Pokhara a renowned tourist destination of Nepal and probably in the whole Himalayas region.

A city is full of scenic beauty located on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya and serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes, as the drive takes you beyond the Pokhara valley to rural farm villages to reach on the foothills.

On reaching the starting point of the trek, where the adventure begins by crossing a bridge to Jhinu village, with a long climb of few hours to reach at large Chomrong village, having a short refreshing stop carry on trekking down to a river and uphill to overnight stop at Sinuwa Danda, a place with few simple nice lodges.

From this hill and small settlement walk on a gradual path into dense tree lines of tall rhododendron, pines, and oaks with short descend to reach the Modi River gorge at a place called Bamboo amidst thick bamboo grooves.

After a short rest continue uphill walk past Dovan and Himalaya hotel to reach Deurali where tree lines drop for smaller bush and shrubs, as route leads further with steep up to Machhapuchare Base Camp, in short MBC located just beneath the towering North West Face of Machhapuchare Himal.

The famous Fish-Tail, a mountain with twin summit tops appears a shape of a fishtail, a lovely spot 4-5 good simple lodge for an overnight stop. Which is also the start of scenic Annapurna Sanctuary. Enjoy overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge facing views of Fish Tail and Annapurna-I towards west direction.

Morning short walk of few hours to reach Annapurna base camp our final goal and highlights of the adventure. As climb starts for less than an hour to enter Annapurna Sanctuary. Located on a plateau surrounded by an array of white snow peaks on both side of the trail and then eventually reach a beautiful spot at Annapurna base camp.

The highest point of the trek and a picturesque place within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers enclosed within a towering mountain range with Annapurna-I that rises above the base camp.

Enjoy a hearty lunch with a refreshing break in the backdrop of fantastic mountain scenery, afternoon walk back to MBC, and then down to Deurali for an overnight stop.

From Deurali on leaving the sanctuary heading back into dense green vegetation and tall tree lines entering into a gorge to follow Modi River downstream towards Bamboo. At bamboo for a possible lunch stop and then continue to walk with a short climb and then on a gradual winding path to Sinuwa Danda.

After Sinuwa down to Chomrong river and then climb on stone steps to an overnight halt at Chomrong, where you can find much better facilities than previous overnight stops. At Chomrong with time to explore this nice large village populated by Gurung people the main hill tribe of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal with impressive Buddhist culture, as well worships ancient cult known as the Bon sect of pre-Buddhism.

Our last day walk of few hours to reach a road head for a drive back to scenic Pokhara city, morning begins with short ups and then down to Jhinu village a place with a natural hot spring near the village.

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast
  • Two night’s standard hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek:(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Three times cup a tea.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Siwai by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Good accommodation on the trek.
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL’S Dawn jacket, sleeping bag & duffle bag.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide. Porters: Experience Trekking Porters(1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Adventure Certificate: NHT provides Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • Farewell dinner.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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