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
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Moderate
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4130 Meter
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
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 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 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 a perfect package for a person 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.

    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 Choomrong

    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.

    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. 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.

    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. 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. 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


Includes/Excludes

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

Accommodation

Standard Package:

Kathmandu: 2 nights at Samsara Resort

Pokhara: 1 night at Pokhara Batika / View Point Hotel.

Samsara Resort is located at Thamel (tourist hub), which has a beautiful garden adjacent to the ‘Garden of Dreams.’ In contrast, Pokhara Batika 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 Yatri Suites.

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

We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.

Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

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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

    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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