Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Explore diverse landscapes of green hills, lush forest and terraced fields in Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Duration Duration 11 Days
Meals Meals
  • 10 Breakfast
  • 7 Lunch
  • 8 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-nights hotel
  • 7-nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Flight
Price Reduced US$ 1390 Price Starts From US$ 1090
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4130 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Peregrine Treks and Tours provides you Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek package of eleven days. Annapurna Region is one of Nepal’s pioneers and the most popular trekking route. So, get ready to step on the trails made by the first trekkers to Nepal. You will encounter settlements of the Brave Nepalese Gurkha warriors. You will climb Annapurna Base Camp and Fishtail peak. Routes will lead you to a diverse land of snow and ice via green hills and lush forests. You will encounter a glacial sanctuary guarded by the massive Annapurna Massif. And let you celebrate the unmatched grace of the Himalayas at Annapurna Base camp. You will view the world’s tenth-highest peak, Annapurna I (8,091 m). Besides, you can also glimpse other mountains below 8000m from ABC.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Highlights

  • Walk on the classic/ undisturbed trails to Annapurna base Camp.
  • Visit the high glacial basin: Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Encounter World’s tenth Highest Mountain, Annapurna I (8,091m), and pass through the village of the World’s bravest and deadliest Gurkha Army.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung community.
  • Soak your trekking exhaustion at the natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Route

Your Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is fully accompanied by our professional trekking guide from arrival to departure. This Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek consists of a total of eight trek days which start and end at Kimchi village. The route allows you to hike past traditional Gurung Village. It will take you to green terraced agriculture fields firmly engraved on the Himalayas’ walls. Moreover, Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) stands to highlight the ABC trail. In the past few years, Annapurna Region has faced significant development. However, the routes to ABC remain undisturbed and natural.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek lets you walk on trails beneath steep Himalayan peaks and lush forests with blooming flowers. Rhododendron blooms into a red, pink, and white color flower, enlightening the path during spring. However, the trek is supposedly less challenging. It concludes at Jhinu Danda, where you can dip in a natural hot spring to relax your body and mind. Finally, reaching Pokhara, you can spend your evening celebrating the victory by stepping on ABC and viewing mesmerizing Phewa Lake.

Alternative Package of Annapurna Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is perfect for someone fit enough to walk for over a week. Within the short period of the trek, you will attain an altitude of 4310 m. As a result, you will step on two base camps; Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Base Camp.

If you further seek to challenge yourself to attain higher elevation, you can join our Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trip involves crossing a high mountain pass of Thorong La (5,460m). You will experience the unique Bhote culture and striking landscapes during the trek. However, those who wish to share Annapurna with fewer holidays can join our package of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. It is an ideal trip for such individuals.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    The representative of Peregrine Trek will receive you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your hotel. You will have free time to check your essential trekking gear in the afternoon. You can do your last-minute shopping at Thamel. We will meet you at your welcome dinner later in the evening. The trek leader will introduce and brief him about the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

    Overnight: Samsara Resort or similar

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 2: Fly to Pokhara, Drive to Kimche, and Trek to Ghandruk

    Mode: Flight-Drive- Trekking
    Elevation gain: 1,940m
    Overnight: Teahouse/ Mountain lodge
    We will take off to Pokhara on an early domestic flight. We will drive to Kimchi for two and a half hours. Our Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek starts from this tiny settlement. We will further climb on well-laid stone stairs to Ghandruk. It is an ethnic Gurung village and home to brave Gurkha Soldiers.

    Ghandruk Village
    Ghandruk Village

    Things to explore:
    a) Gurung Museum
    b) Buddhist Monastery
    c) Local Mountain culture
    d) View of Annapurna Mountains

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 3: Trek to Chomrong

    Mode: Trekking
    Elevation gain: 2170m
    Overnight: Teahouse/ Mountain lodge

    The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek trail passes terraced fields, leading to a winding route down the Kimrong River. We will cross a bridge and take a steep ascent walking on stone steps to Chhomrong. It is also a Gurung Village. You can sight Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre closely from this village. Take your time to appreciate the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and rest your aching muscles.

    View from Kalpana Guest House Chhomrong
    View from Kalpana Guest House Chhomrong

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 4: Chhomrong- Bamboo (2310M/7579FT)

    Mode: Trekking
    Elevation gain: 2,310m
    Overnight: Teahouse/ Mountain lodge

    Stretch your legs to climb steeper today. We will descend our steps to the Chhomrong River to cross the metal suspension bridge. The further uphill hike will take us to Khuldighar through a wooded trail following a mixed-species forest. We then take easy down steps to Bamboo, where we can find teahouses in the cluster.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 5: Trek to Deurali

    Mode: Trekking
    Elevation gain: 3,230m
    Overnight: Teahouse/ Mountain lodge
    We will hike early through the path enclosed by Bamboo. The track opens as we reach the Himalaya Hotel, which offers astonishing views of the glacial river flowing down the valley. Likewise, we will climb a steep route toward the historic Hinku Cave.

    In between Upper Dovan and Dovan
    In between Upper Dovan and Dovan

    The first climbers used the same cave as an overnight camp to summit Annapurna I. Finally, we will reach Deurali on a walk. You will see a small settlement with a few stone huts covered with blue-roof. You will experience a lowering of temperature, especially during the night and early morning. Therefore, wear proper warm clothes and prevent yourself from getting cold.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 6: Deurali- Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Via Machhapuchhre Base camp (MBC)

    Mode: Trekking

    Elevation gain: ABC- 4,130M and MBC- 3700M
    Overnight: Teahouse/ Mountain lodge

    We will walk early to catch our trails on this day, leading us to Annapurna Base Camp. However, we will have to cross Machhapuchhre Base Camp first and walk through the natural gateway to Annapurna Glacial Sanctuary. We will walk to a higher elevation where you can notice the change in vegetation getting sparse, and the tree line disappears in the sub-alpine forest.

    Machhapuchhre Base Camp
    Machhapuchhre Base Camp

    As we reach MBC, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak), Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Huinchuli peak. No climbers have summited Machhapuchhre Himal yet. It is believed to be a guardian deity of the locals. Without further delay, we will resume our walk ascending higher to reach our final destination, ABC.

    On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from MBC
    On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from MBC

    It lies in a valley surrounded by glaciers and giant peaks of the Annapurna Massif. The eye-catching views of panoramic views of the proud Himalayas will surely blow off your aches and pains.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 7: Trek back to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp

    Mode: Trekking
    Elevation gain: 2,310m
    Overnight: Teahouse/ Mountain lodge

    Reaching ABC, you surely do not want to miss the phenomenal sunrise glowing over the snowy peaks. Besides, we will head down to the Annapurna Glacial Sanctuary to witness this astounding sight. When the first ray of the sun touches the frozen mountains, the rays create the image of a spectacular ring of melted gold displayed in light and color. Relish the magical moment to treasure throughout your entire life.

    Annapurna Base Camp side

    The trail will provide an enticing opportunity to explore the glacial bowl and views of Annapurna Himal, ranging from Annapurna South, Tharpu Chuli, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, III, and IV. Annapurna I is the World’s tenth-highest peak. We then take a long walk down to reach today’s destination, Bamboo.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 8: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

    Mode: Trekking
    Elevation gain: 1,760m
    Overnight: Teahouse/ Mountain lodge

    We will walk from Bamboo, following trails up and down towards Chhomrong. Again we will resume our trek making a final descent to the ridge-top fair settlement of Jhinu Danda. It is a village well known for its natural hot spring. After checking in to the tea house, we will unload our backpacks and move towards the riverside to relax in the natural hot spring. Later this evening, we will celebrate our victory of completing our trek with group members and crews.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 9: Jhinu Danda- Siwai- Pokhara

    Mode: Trekking- Drive
    Overnight: Teeka Resort or a similar hotel

    The Anapurna Base Camp Short Trekking days of this trip ends at Siwai walking past terraced agriculture field and traditional farms. We then hop on our private vehicle and head to Pokhara. Pokhara awaits you with a dazzling Phewa Lake and serene views of Machhapuchhre’s reflection on it. Phewa Lake is a famous lake in Nepal where domestic and international tourists often come to enjoy the lake. If time favors, you can also book a half-day guided sightseeing tour at an extra cost.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Pokhara- Kathmandu

    Mode: Bus Drive
    Overnight stay at Samsara resort or a similar 3-star hotel.

    Hence, we bid goodbye to Pokhara, ending our trek and driving to Kathmandu. You will enjoy the refreshing mountain views and green hills. You can watch people rafting across the Trishuli river. The bus will pause for a few refreshment breaks in midway to Kathmandu. After we reach Kathmandu, you will have free time to rest, go souvenir shopping, or tour around the Kathmandu valley. Peregrine members will meet you for your complimentary farewell dinner at a traditional Nepal restaurant later this evening. We will celebrate your success at Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek and have our floor open for your experience sharing and receiving feedback.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 11: Departure Day

    Meals Include: Breakfast

    Our representative will drop you at the airport on your final day of the trip. Peregrine Treks wishes you a safe journey back to your country, and I hope to see you on your next trip to Nepal soon.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • All land transportation with airport transfers
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu and 1-night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • 3-times meals during the trek
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara Flight and Jeep
  • Experienced and well-trained trekking guide and necessary porter with their insurance, accommodation, wages, etc
  • Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Permit, TIMS, and essential paperwork
  • T-shirts, Trekking Map, Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Duffle Bag, etc. (Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag needs to return after completion of the trek)
  • Applicable Taxes and company service charge

What is excluded

  • International Airfare, visa fee, and travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation because of early arrival from Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, late departure to your country, or any reason
  • Bar and beverage, hot water, shower, laundry, internet, etc
  • Tipping, personal expenses, and personal equipment


Standard Package:

Kathmandu: 2 nights at Hotel Thamel Park
Pokhara: 1 night at Paradise Boutique

Hotel Thamel Park is located at Thamel (tourist hub), with a beautiful garden adjacent to the ‘Garden of Dreams.’ In contrast, Paradise Boutique is a classic hotel just a few steps away from Phewa Lake. It offers picturesque views of the Annapurna ranges.

Both hotels provide the following:

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • AC rooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar

Deluxe Package:

Kathmandu: 2 nights at Ramada Encore or similar.
Pokhara: 1 night at Kuti Resort/Hotel Mala rooms with private balcony

Both hotels

  • 4-star standard
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Café

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek accommodation

Trekking: 7 nights at standard teahouses or mountain lodges

Note: During the peak trekking season in Nepal, standard teahouses or mountain lodges could be scarce. We will try to accommodate you at the best available lodges and facilities. If we fail to accommodate you as per your expectations, you will have to cooperate with the available options.

Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Map

Departure Dates

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

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    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek difficulty

    The Annapurna Base Camp short trek is an excellent choice for those looking to get their feet wet in the world of trekking. Ideal for the reasonably fit, it is an easy and short trek. The ABC short trek is a great way to experience the magic of the Himalayas quickly.

    It will bring you to the most spectacular mountain scenery, traditional villages, and old-growth forests. The highest elevation gained on the ABC trek is 4,130m at the Annapurna base camp. It includes eight trek days on moderate ups and downhill trails. You will reach your daily destination by walking for approximately six hours.

    Read More: Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

    Best time for the trek

    Exploring the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a year-round adventure. Still, the ideal times for travelers are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to early December). During these months, the skies are a brilliant blue, and the temperatures at Annapurna Base Camp range from 10°C to 20°C during the day and five °C at night. While you may feel chill in the air, the stunning views set your heart aflame.

    If you’re a thrill-seeker, the monsoon season (June-August) is an excellent opportunity to explore the lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and vibrant wildlife. During this period, temperatures may vary from a warm 23°C during the day to a cool 5°C-10°C at night. The mornings are bright and clear, but the afternoons can be a canvas of grey and blue clouds. At night, the sky might clear up again.

    In winter, the months of late December to February offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to trek to Annapurna Base Camp! The days are sunny and radiant despite temperatures dipping to -10°C. The snow-clad mountains will take your breath away. Additionally, you enjoy a peaceful, secluded journey as the trails are far less congested. So don’t be afraid to take the plunge. If you’re an experienced hiker, a winter trek to Annapurna Base Camp will be worthwhile!

    Read More: Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Trek Safety Tips

    Embarking on the ABC short trek means tackling four to five hours of hiking daily from day three! So, being in good shape and mentally ready to take on the challenge is essential. Altitude sickness is rarely experienced on this trek as the highest altitude reached is 4,130m at the Annapurna base camp.

    Yet, it’s wise to stay hydrated with 3 liters of water daily to maintain energy levels. Additionally, reduce your intake of food, alcohol, and cigarettes to give your body a fighting chance with the elevation.

    If you’re looking for extra help in coping with the high altitudes, Diamox may be an option. It would help if you strolled during your ascend. You should prepare your body beforehand by getting the required fitness. You can run, swim, lift weights, spin, or climb stairs.

    Read More: How to prepare for ABC Trek

    One Typical Day

    A typical day of ABC short Trek begins with a hearty breakfast to prepare for the day ahead. After eating, please fill up the water bottles and pack them in layers. Check your equipment one last time. Most trek days will involve five to six hours of hiking on steep inclines, bewildering drops, and winding trails.

    After 3-4 hours of walking, you’ll indulge in a satisfying midday meal. You can sit in stillness, ponder the beauty of your surroundings or take a short nap. You will continue hiking through stunning landscapes, mountain passes, conifer, and rhododendron forests. As you wander through the lush green meadows, you can see the farmers in the fields, plowing their land.

    You’ll be welcomed to a cozy local lodge with open arms and a genuine smile in the evening. Inside, you’ll find the warm glow of a crackling fire and a delicious meal to savor. At the end of an exciting day spent adventuring, let the stars and the calming melodies of the outdoors lull you into a peaceful slumber.

    Is this trip suitable for you?

    • The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered beginner-level for reasonably fit trekkers.
    • It is comparatively an easy and short trek.
    • The highest elevation gained on the ABC trek is 4,130m and includes eight trek days on moderate ups and downhill trails.
    • You will reach your daily destination by walking for approximately six hours. You will have a lunch break at the local tea house and a night’s stay at a booked teahouse or mountain lodge by your guide.
    • The trail encompasses a typical Nepalese ethnic village, a terraced agricultural field, lush rhododendron forests, two popular base camps, and a natural hot spring.
    • A great opportunity to relish sensational views of Annapurna Massif without technical climbing

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Completing ABC Short Trek is a good try due to its practicality. The journey is more rapid than the traditional trek route. Yet, there is ample opportunity to take in the picturesque views of the majestic mountain peaks.

    Novice trekkers can complete the trek, yet, extensive prior preparation is essential. Before the trek, they should be able to hike at least 5 km in 30 minutes. Furthermore, paying close attention and following safety protocols is as crucial.

    If you can adjust your availability, you can increase the time spent in Pokhara.

    On the Annapurna base camp trek, power is accessible in all the teahouses you will lodge in for the night. You can charge mobile phones, laptops, and iPads for a minimal fee. Certain teahouses will offer paid WiFi services on an hourly basis. Yet, it is not guaranteed that there will be high-speed internet access on the more isolated trails.

    Cell phone networks are available on the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Most small villages and the trails along the trek provide coverage from NCell and NTC networks. However, above Deurali, the network may be weak or even non-existent.

    This trek is famous for its comparative safety compared to other treks at high altitudes in the Himalayas. It is an ideal trek for all fitness levels, with the maximum altitude reaching 4,130m. Furthermore, the trails are easy to navigate. Our local guide and dedicated crew members are committed to ensuring maximum safety for all participants.


    5 Star Rating

    Based on 7 Reviews

    Reggie J. Nordquist
    United States
    5 Star Rating


    Amazing Trip with Peregrine

    My trip to ABC with Peregrine Treks was nothing short of amazing. From the second I got to Nepal, I could tell that the trek was gonna be super duper awesome! The place we stayed was picked really carefully, and the guides knew EVERYTHING! Every day was like a big adventure with amazing sights, cool new things to learn about different cultures, and tons of new friends to make! It was just sooo much fun!

    Zara Fitzgerald
    5 Star Rating


    Positive Experience

    I was absolutely blown away by the breathtaking sights of the Annapurna mountain range! The friendly guides were the cherry on top of an already amazing experience. Plus, everything was so well-coordinated and organized, making it easy for me to enjoy every moment. Speaking of the guides, they were absolute experts and their advice was spot on. I couldn’t have asked for a more incredible adventure!

    Ella Finniss
    5 Star Rating


    An absolute adventure

    Even though ABC short trek was only a few days, we saw some of the most breathtaking scenery I’ve ever witnessed. Think snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and green forests that felt like they were straight out of a fairy tale. And the crew was absolutely fantastic. They were always there to lend a hand and give us insider tips on the best views and spots to rest. Honestly, I can’t recommend this adventure enough!

    Darcy Knatchbull
    5 Star Rating


    Trip Beyond Expectation

    Annapurna Short Trek was seriously amazing and totally exceeded my expectations! From the moment I booked with Peregrine Treks, I knew I was in good hands. Their team was incredibly friendly, professional, and so helpful. They answered all of my questions and gave me all the inside info I needed to make the most of my trek. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

    Christophe Létourneau
    5 Star Rating


    Mesmerizing Trip, highly recommended

    I just had the most incredible time on the Annapurna Short Trek with Peregrine Treks! I can’t even begin to describe the beauty of the mountains and the village. It was like stepping into a dream, with the colors of the valley and the snow-capped peaks taking my breath away. I can’t recommend this experience enough – it’s truly unforgettable!

    Eric Kortig
    5 Star Rating


    My lifetime Memory

    I recently took the ABC short trek with Peregrine Treks, which was one of my life’s best experiences. Our guide was an absolute gem! They had an impressive wealth of knowledge about the area and ensured our safety every step of the way. The views were absolutely insane! The valleys were all green and luscious, and the mountains looked like covered in some sort of magical powdered sugar. And the food was killer! Those local dishes were seriously tasty and made everything feel even more unforgettable.

    Peggy B. Espinoza
    United States
    5 Star Rating


    Great Tour, Great Experience

    From the moment I arrived, the staff at ABC Short Trek made me feel like I was part of the family – everyone was so friendly and helpful. The tour was impeccably planned, and I was able to experience a range of activities and sights that I would never have been able to on my own.

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    The best experience we had with Peregrine was the whole tour of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was tailor-made for our requirements; all our requests were reviewed, discussed, and accepted and, in some instances, with a better recommendation.

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