• Duration:6 Nights 7 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Hiking and Trekking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4130 m is probably one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Or one of the most visited base camps in the Himalaya of Nepal. Everest Base Camp is equally charming but the Annapurna Base Camp has its own charm as the base camp of world’s 10th highest mountain, Mount Annapurna, 8019m. This particular special trip, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is customized for those trekkers who have limited time to do our standard Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 13 Days.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Kande which is approx. 1 hour drive from Pokhara. Another hour of climb to the popular Picnic spot Australian Camp, followed by Pothana, Pitam Deurali and Tolka . Next day we trek though the Landruk, New Bridge before climbing up to Jhinu, and then Chhomrong village. After Chhomrong, we follow the trail through Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp and finally reach Annapurna Base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp is a magical place. Indeed a paradise on Earth. From base camp, you can observe the scenic view of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna South (7219m), Tent Peak (5695m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and many other beautiful mountains.

After collecting a lifetime experiences, we back track from Annapurna Base camp to Chhomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda where you can enjoy taking a shower at natural hot spring small bath pools. After that, the trail passes through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurungs and Magars before reaching the village of Siwai, where we take our ride back to Pokhara. The Short Annapurna base camp trek also guarantees you fun, pleasure and a magnificent insights into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. It is one of the most beautiful treks passing through the diverse ethnic group’s culture and diverse vegetation forest and wildlife.

We at Annapurna Foothills Treks have carefully designed this Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking for those having limited days but still wants to reach Annapurna Base camp as our normal Annapurna Base camp Trek is of 13 days. So, if you have enough days to complete the Annapurna Base camp Trekking with the popular addition of Ghorepani and Poon hill. The trek can be lengthened and shortened according to the time duration you have. Book this dazzling short trekking with Annapurna Foothills Treks.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking

  • amazing Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
  • machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)
  • spectacular mountains & glacier view from Annapurna Base Camp
  • flora and Fauna along the trail
  • diverse landscapes and vegetation
  • natural hot spring at Jhinudanda
  • tea houses/ lodges along the trail


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Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and Trek to Tolka,4 hrs, 1,790 m/5,872 ft

After breakfast, we take a 50 minute drive to Kande where we start the trek ascending the ridge above. After 4 hours walk, we will reach Tolka 

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Lodge

The trail starts out fairly level up to New Bridge, but after crossing the river, the trail starts to ascend steeply 500m through a bamboo forest until it joins with the trail from Ghandruk. From here, it is a fairly short walk to Chomrong, another village where you will get spectacular views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Lodge

A descending stone staircase leads down to the Chhomrung Khola. After crossing the stream, we climb high above the Sinuwa Danda (hill), taking its west face and passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. To reach our day’s destination we must yet climb up to Kuldi, descend the long, steep, stone staircase and walk through a lovely bamboo forest to Dovan.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Lodge

Gradually ascending along the valley above the Modi Khola river, we reach the Base Camp of Machhapcuhre. It is also known as Fishtail Mountain, and is one of the unclimbed mountains of the Annapurna range, because it is a holy mountain. From Machhapuchhre Base camp we get an amazing view of Annapurna I.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Lodge

Wake up early morning; explore the sights of the hidden valley of Annapurna Base Camp. The closer we get to Annapurna Base Camp, the vegetation will become more sparse and the surroundings more rocky. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. Then we trek down to Bamboo following the same trail we went up on.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Lodge

Today, we trek down to Bamboo retracing the same trail we went up on trek down to Jhinu where a hot spring bath will be waiting for us. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Lodge

Today, we will finally head back down to Siwai where a vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Tea House/Lodge

What's Included

  • Accommodation during Trek ; Local Lodges 6 Nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa Trekking Guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Ground transfers Pokhara-Kande and Siwai- Pokhara
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Mineral/ hot water, desserts.
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).


Departure Dates

Start Date04 Mar, 2024End Date10 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$ 700
Start Date20 Mar, 2024End Date26 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$ 700

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekkingis available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

Useful Info

The Best Time to Do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking:

The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter trekking is also possible for Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Annapurna Base Camp, and Kali Gandki. Christmas and New Year time is perfect for Annapurna Trek with your family, friends and loved ones.

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Spending Money per Day:

On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Drinking Water on the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking:

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily.

Fitness/Health for the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking:

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

Safety on the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking:

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance For the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking:

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to go into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.