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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days

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Trip name: Annapurna Base camp short trek

Duration: 10 days

Hiking Days: 07 days

Average walking: 5/6 hours per day

Trip start: Kathmandu

Trip end: Kathmandu


Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, 2nd best trekking in Nepal package, is the superb introduction to pastoral Nepal and soaring peaks. This trek offers a comprehensive exploration of the most glorious region in the 50km Annapurna range. Adventure Vision Nepal Treks have designed short ABC trek package to assist acclimatization with slow gain in daily altitude.There is another option which is shorter than this trek, Annapurna base camp trek fly out by heli.

Annapurna Short trek takes you to lap of Annapurna I, tenth highest peak in the world which is placed on a glacial moraine directly below the towering peaks – Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre. Below is U-shaped glacial valley with flowing streams.

A short drive north form Pokhara takes us to Dhampus Phedi where we start our trek. We ascend gradually to Ghandruk and walk through Modi Khola valley to reach Chommrong. The hilly slopes are filled with rhododendron, oak and pine forest. You can see many villages majestically perched on a hill surrounded by ancient terraced fields. The villagers are eager to welcome the travelers and their hospitality is simply intriguing; which you have not received before.

10 days short Annapurna Base Camp trekking itinerary traverses from one village to another – with abundant of place and time to take rest or sip a cup of coffee. The landscapes above Chhomrong steepens and as the trail enters into the Annapurna Sanctuary, tree line changes into dwarf vegetation and peak are seen more clear and crystal.

We rise up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp) which is not official a base camp as climbing this peak is not permitted. Some two hours of stiff climb leads us to spectacular glacier basin placed majestically beneath the ring of Peaks – Machhapuchhre and Annapurna.

We choose Jhinu Danda route for return journey which is almost all downhill. We soothe at natural hot spring in Jhinu to give relax our tired muscles.

Short trek to Annapurna Base Camp is perfect for passionate walkers who have keen desire to get amidst of towering peaks but lacks time. An average fitness level and stamina is recommended. No previous trekking experience is required, however it would be an asset.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk

Day 03: Ghandruk – Chomrung

Day 04: Chomurng – Himalaya

Day 05: Himalaya– ABC

Day 06: ABC – Bamboo

Day 07: Bamboo – Jhinu

Day 08: Jhinu – Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Day 09: Half day sightseeing in Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal

Namaste! Upon your arrival we will welcome you at the international airport and transfer you to our hotel. Once you’re settled (relaxed and freshened up), we will take you to an authentic Nepali dinner. We can get to know each other better on the dining table while enjoying delicious food, and to set clear expectations for each other regarding the rest of our days. This will also give you a more in-depth understanding on the upcoming trek.

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara (830m/25 minutes), drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/5-6 hours)

After breakfast, we will travel via zigzag route over the middle hills to Nayapul (trail foot) where you meet your porters and start the trek to Birethanti, a prosperous riverside village nestled on the bank of the Modi Khola  (which carries the melt water from the Annapurna South Glacier to the Ganges). Walk through the terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar, cross the suspension bridge and then rise uphill with excellent views of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Climbing through the long staircase and crossing the huge landslide, we reach the village of Ghandruk: with excellent views of the valley gorge – and tomorrow’s trail.

Day 03: Ghandruk – Chomrung

After breakfast, we  will to head north of the village, walk on an exposed trail to the summit of the ridge and then descend down to the green valley and suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola. After lunch, we will descend down to the valley through the thick cluster of rhododendron and oak forest to reach Chhomrong with great views of snowy peaks.

Day 04: Chomurng – Himalaya

After breakfast, we will  descend down to Chhomrong Khola, cross the river and then climb up to the stunning village of Sinuwa. Thereafter, we will  walk along the upper reaches of upper Modi Khola Valley through the dense forest of cane, rhododendron and oak. The trail rises and descends down to the village of Bamboo (2,310m/7,580ft) located at the bank of river. After lunch, we rise up through the uninhabited forest to Doban.

Day 05: Himalaya – Annapurna base camp

After breakfast,We  will make a steep climb through the drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here the trail descends down to the river and then climb to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetating here is sparser allowing the great view of valley, river and tock cliff about the bands of wispy waterfalls.   climb gradually through a river bed and then on steep trail over the mountain side. The trial from Bagar – Machapuchhre Base Camp is challenging. From Base Camp, we get wonderful views of Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is rewarding.

The vegetation disappears on the trail to ABC. The trekking trail opens up as we enter into the Annapurna Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers the 360-degree panorama of Himalayas. From the base camp, we get the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.

Day 06: ABC – Bamboo

After morning sunrise view, we retrace our step back to Bamboo. We trek downhill so it would be easy trail today. Besides, we get the extra-ordinary landscapes and Himalayan views on the way.

Day 07: Bamboo – Jhinu

From Bamboo, we will climb uphill to Kuldighar and then dip down to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb via stone steps to Chhomrong and then descend to Jhinu Danda. At Jhinu, we will  get opportunity to enjoy the hot spring which lies just 15-20 minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda.

Day 08: Jhinu – Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, we will  trek through the amazing hilly landscapes to Nayapul. We take lunch on the way. Our trek concludes at Nayapul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Sightseeing around lakeside in evening and overnight at Pokhara.

Day 09: Sightseeing in Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning we will visit Fewa lake, after breakfast we will visit Peace stupa, Gupteshwor cave, davis fall and international mountain museum. Then we will fly back to Kathmandu. Cultural dinner at typical Nepali restaurant and overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Final Departure

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribuvan International Airport for your final departure

Note: This is very short trekking itinerary designed to trek Annapurna base camp in rapid way which normally takes 13 days itinerary. Some trekking agency suggest 07 days Annapurna base camp short trekking itinerary also. But we suggest you to not to go for 07 days if you are not pro in Himalayas. You can suffer from altitude sickness. If you are pro and want to finish ABC trek in 07 days please write us. We can also customized this itinerary as per your need. If you are not pro and still want to finish in less than 10 days please look our Annapurna base camp trek fly out by helicopter.

Cost Info

Min 2 person required to book this trip.

Cost includes

  • Everything you need actually
  • Airport Pickup & Drop with Private Vehicle
  • All star hotel accommodations and breakfast in city
  • Tea house - during trek
  • Meals 3 times a day during trekking
  • All transportation including KTM-Pokhara trip on Tourist Bus, Pokhara-Nayapool on private car
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS card
  • Local trek guide and a Sherpa porter (salary, insurance, equipment, flights, food and lodging) one porter is provided for two people
  • Certificates
  • Comprehensive medical kit, Travel and rescue arrangement
  • Government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal VISA fees
  • Travel Insurance & Rescue Management,
  • Trekking equipment
  • Additional potter
  • Personal expenses, Tips and Shopping Cost
useful info

About Nepal Visa

Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. You can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.

You can also apply for a visa in a near embassy or either you can travel to Nepal and get a visa on arrival. We will assist you to settle your visa work too.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trek

We offer you a star rated accommodation with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facility like (attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). During the trek your accommodation is includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin- sharing basis, some tea house are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. Contact us

Meals and Drinking Water

We provide you only Bb facility in city as preferred in itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with cup of tea or coffee) throughout the trek.  We provide you food from the local tea house Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. You can enjoy the Nepalese style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetable. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Health and Fitness Required

Health is the most important part of traveling or trekking. One must possess good physical condition before and while commencing Himalaya’s tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepare for the trek. Before commencing adventurous trek you can commence a short hike, cycling or a short walking tour, this may help you a lot throughout the trek.

The highest height you will reach on this trip is 5545m from the sea level. The walk may be ups and down passing various villages, high land, wilderness and much more difficult and rough trail.

We strongly advise travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

Guide and Porter

Trained, license holder, English speaking, honest and friendly...

Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsibility with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter issues and their condition while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with international porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not loads more 20 KG.

Travel Insurance

One of the most important factors of trekking is the travel insurance. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.

Your travel insurance policy must be covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

How to Book Your Trip with Us

While if you are interested to trek or tour the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal you must go through online product.

If you have gone through online product and want a booking, write and ask the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation.

To be very clear understanding about the trip services we have also online trip booking. Once your trip booking request reached to us, sincerely we will suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percentage (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.

Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

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