Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Duration: 11 DAYS

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Trip Overview

  • Trip Code: NHT119

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Trip Grade: Moderate

  • Max Elevation: 4210 Meters

  • Total Duration: 11 days

  • Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec

  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax.

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is the best trek if you want to experience the mountains in a short time.  It is a quick way of accomplishing your trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Annapurna! The splendor of the trek is undeniably astounding. Explore Nepal’s countryside in an amazing barrage of natural and Himalayan beauty. Trek through the rural settlements and mountain villages situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. Experience the ethnic Magar and Gurung culture along your journey. The trek is simply the best!

What are the highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is comprised of many highlights and features. It blends the natural and cultural aspects of the region beautifully. Start the trek with a short scenic flight to Pokhara. It is the tourism capital of Nepal. Enjoy the natural surroundings of the lake side city. Furthermore, you will be in the company of the Annapurna massif at each turn of the trail. Many neighboring mountain peaks also make their dramatic appearance along the journey.

Likewise, trek to many ethnic and prominent villages and settlements. Trek to destinations like Tikhe Dhunga, Sinuwa, Jhinu Dhanda and Ghorepani. You will get to enjoy and observe the local ethnic traditions of the people up close. Similarly, hike to Poon Hill- the most famous vantage point of the region. Revel in the panoramic view of the entire Mount Annapurna massif from Poon Hill. Enjoy the sunrise amidst the Annapurna Mountains and watch the changing colors of the peaks as the rays sweep over them!

Correspondingly, enjoy a nice relaxing bath at the natural hot tub at Jhinu. The hot spring at Jhinu Dhanda is said to have natural remedies for ailments. Surround yourself in the beauty of the trans-Himalayan environment along the trek. Take in the wonder of the mountains up close. In like manner, trek through verdant rhododendron and bamboo forests to amazing pasturelands and terrace farms. The virtues of the trek are boundless!

When is the Best Time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is during the seasons of autumn and spring. The spring season lasts from March to May. Identically, the autumn season lasts from September to December. These two seasons are ideal for doing the trek. They present the best views of the mountains and clear sights of the valleys.

In the same way, you can also choose our alternate packages for Annapurna region Treks. The most popular trek is our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. With Nepal Hiking Team, you can expect the best services at all times! Therefore, come join us in this amazing and unforgettable adventure!                

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) 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: 2 hrs walk, 2 hrs drive and 25-min flight

From Jhinu hot springs, we walk at the right side of Modi Khola to Matque/Siwai then we drive 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.

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)

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Reviews

Zhilla Noorbakhsh , Australia

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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