To those who want to accomplish the Annapurna Base camp trek but are in constraint of time, Nepal Hiking Team offers an 11 days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek package. Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a quick way of accomplishing your trek to Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Sanctuary. Immerse in the beauty of lush landscape and walk along the rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the splendour of Annapurna massif. Start from the vivid villages inhabited by Magar, Gurung, Thakali people and walk along the terraced farmlands to the alpine vegetation in high altitude region. As you reach the base camp, you will be rewarded with the panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other neighbouring peaks.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek starts with a scenic flight to Pokhara; a beautiful lakeside city. We drive to Nayapul, our starting point of the trek and walk through the foothills of Annapurna Base Camp. On the way we pass through various ethnic villages, terraced farmlands, rhododendron and oak forests in the backdrop of beautiful mountains until we reach the Annapurna Base Camp. We also pass the famous vantage points for sunrise and mountain views like Poon Hill. The hot water bath in the hot spring of Jhinu Danda is a wonderful experience.

Short Annapurna base Camp trek is a moderate trek suitable for almost everyone as the trail is comparatively easy and appealing. The acquaintance with the people of different ethnic group on the way will give you some insights about the unique culture and lifestyle of people dwelling there. Annapurna Short Base Camp Trek follows the trail inside Annapurna Conservation Area, therefore, the trekking journey is rich in biodiversity. The unique floras and faunas found in low altitude region and high alpine regions may be encountered by us in our journey. So, get ready for this exciting journey to Annapurna Base Camp in short time with Nepal Hiking Team.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Fly to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) 25-min then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/49035ft) Duration: 5 hrs
  • Day 03 : Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft) Duration: 7 hrs
  • Day 04 : Hiking -Poonhill (3210m/10528ft), trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 6 hrs
  • Day 05 : Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 6 hrs
  • Day 06 : Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m/10330ft) Duration: 6 hrs
  • Day 07 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m/13810ft) Duration: 5 hrs
  • Day 08 : ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 7 hrs
  • Day 09 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m/5840ft) Duration: 6 hrs
  • Day 10 : Jhinu Danda to Kathmandu (1370m/4495ft) Duration: 5 hrs walk, 1 hour drive and 25-min flight
  • Day 11 : Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful & friendly guide,  porter (a porter between 2 clients)& their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance etc.
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation and TIMS Fees- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport photographs)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
  • Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

    You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 02 : Fly to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) 25-min then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/49035ft) Duration: 5 hrs

    Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, five peaks of Annapurna range and others. Numerous lakes of Pokhara offer fishing, boating and swimming, the city itself is popular as city of lakes. Pokhara is situated in centre of Nepal and it is nestled in a region of awesome natural beauty. The valley is filled with lush vegetations, swift flowing rivers and dotted with clear, shimmering lakes. It is one of the major towns of Nepal. Providing a perfect gateway from the chaotic life in the cities. Pokhara is the blessed with the backdrop of the one of the most dramatic sceneries in the world. A 140 Km of Panorama made up of towering Himalaya ranges seen chose enough to be touched on a clear day. If Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal then Pokhara is the centre of adventure.

    From Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul (42km) by car/taxi via the large village of Lumle and walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Ramghai where you will have lunch. After lunch, the trail climbs gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at guesthouse breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 03 : Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft) Duration: 7 hrs

    From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields.

    There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning "rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow.

    From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Overnight at guesthouse breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 04 : Hiking -Poonhill (3210m/10528ft), trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 6 hrs

    This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill. From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05 : Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 6 hrs

    Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 06 : Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m/10330ft) Duration: 6 hrs

    We proceed to Kuldi Ghar about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. The track climbs to Himalaya. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 07 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m/13810ft) Duration: 5 hrs

    Today we climb on past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 08 : ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 7 hrs

    We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 09 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m/5840ft) Duration: 6 hrs

    Today, we follow the same trail until Chhomrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chhomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10 : Jhinu Danda to Kathmandu (1370m/4495ft) Duration: 5 hrs walk, 1 hour drive and 25-min flight

    From Jhinu hot springs, we walk at the right side of Modi Khola to Birethanti which can be considered as one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We then reach Nayapul and after an hour drive, we will be back to Pokhara and take latest flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and lunch included.

  • Day 11 : Farewell

    Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.

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Overall Rating 5.00 Review Date: 09 Nov, 2016

After successful accomplishment of ABC trek recently, I have returned from Nepal and cannot just utter about the service offered by Nepal Hiking Team in mere words. I did a widespread research about hiking companies and after contacting with some of them, I decided to choose Nepal Hiking Team and I am much satisfied with my choice. During the planning phase, while I was in Australia, Ganga was at all times very responsive to answer my various queries and gave a lot of information to make myself prepared for Annapurna Base Camp trekking.

Since I was a solo female traveler, I was rather anxious before arriving to Nepal. Yet, from the moment I landed at Katmandu airport, I felt safe and supported as I was picked up by Ganga gratifyingly at 11:30 PM, and my veteran guide Suraj was very wonderful person to travel with.

With the proper guidance of Suraj, I successfully accomplished ABC and he was much concerned about my ease and was very alert to satisfy my needs. He tried his best to present the best service. Accommodation was superb, food was incredible and Nepali people were generous with welcoming nature.

I would definitely travel with Nepal Hiking Team over and again for a stress-free and striking holiday.

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