Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Duration 7 Days
Maximum Altitude 4130m
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Best Seasons Spring-Automn
Start & End Point Kathmandu/ Pokhara
  • The Best scenic point of Annapurna base camp
  • Walking heart of the massive Annapurna Region
  • Daily Exciting view of Annapurna Himalaya
  • Gurung community with a Rhododendron forest
  • The glance of Local people Lifestyle In the Mountain area

Overview of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

 The short Annapurna Base Camp trek traverses into the beautiful lower land to the Highlands of the Annapurna Himalayas. Seven days Annapurna base camp trek is perfect for trekkers without enough time but seeking to explore Annapurna Base Camp. This trekking route in Nepal is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. ABC (Annapurna base camp) is elevated at an altitude of (4130m) in the Gandaki Province of Nepal.

 Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek goes by other names, Annapurna sanctuary trek or ABC Trek; it is a wonderful journey to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), which is among the 10th Highest Mountains in the world.

This short trip integrates a picturesque Himalayas landscape, lush green vegetation with the majority of Rhododendrons (the national flower of Nepal) with various species of different colors, a friendly Gurung community with charming mountain villages of stone attached houses, Hot springs, glaciers, and river gorges.

Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trekking trip begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to the beautiful city Pokhara, and the next day a one and hour drive to Nayapul, then off-road to Madque, the trailhead.

The hiking route heads towards Jhinu dada while observing scenic waterfalls and picturesque landscapes amidst the Hiunchuli and Annapurna South mountain views. After ascending almost two hours from Jhinu, the day’s hiking journey reaches Chhomrong, the gateway to Annapurna base camp and Machapuchhre Base Camp.

Chhomrong is a large hilly town of the Gurung ethnic community, with facilities of good accommodation and delicious food, including a German bakery. Walking down amidst the village on stone stepped trail to the river crossing via suspension bridge and our tiring ascent to Sinuwa village begins. Here you can see a Himalayan view of Machapuchhre.

From Sinuwa, our hike heads to, Dovan and Himalaya inside a  forested trail of Rhododendron, pine, and bamboo trees with a chance of encountering wildlife like barking deer, fox, and several bird species. However, these forests are home to the endangered Red Panda but are extremely difficult to be seen.

From Himalaya, the trail ascends to Hinku cave, then across the avalanche-prone area to reach Deaurali, following Modi River to Machhapuchre base camp (MBC) 3700m continuing on the alpine meadows to (ABC) Annapurna base camp.

The main destination (ABC) is an important place for viewing the incredible golden Annapurna Mountains for sunrise and sunset. From Base camp, one can rejoice in the close-up view of Mt. Annapurna 8091m, Mt Annapurna III 7555m, Mt. Annapurna south 7219m, Mt. Machapuchhre 6993m,  Mt. Gangapurna 7455m, and many other peaks.

After breakfast with amazing views and a wonderful time at the base camp,  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek retraces back to Deurali, Chhomrong to Jhinu, Hot spring, and from Madque drive back to Pokhara.

Itinerary of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport, Vertex Holiday’s representative will receive you and transfer you to the hotel. After getting refreshed, a short briefing and orientation by our company trekking leaders will be conducted. The evening is wonderful with dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.

Car 30 m
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel.
Meals Dinner
Altitude  1,300m
Kathmandu to Pokhara By Tourist bus

From Kathmandu, early morning get up and have delicious breakfast then prepare for the next journey we drive to the beautiful touristic city of Pokhara.   As an option of driving, you can take a flight with additional cost to see the views of Langtang, Manaslu, and Annapurna range of mountain peaks.

If driving, tourist buses leave at 7 am and you have to check-in at 6.30 am. Through the winding road, we drive for 7 hours and reach Pokhara. Walking throughout the lakeside city is fabulous. Overnight at the hotel.

Bus 7hrs
Accommodation Hotel.
Meals Breakfast
Altitude 850m
Drive from Pokhara to Madque then trek to Sinuwa (2100m)

Early morning after breakfast scenic drive from Pokhara to Madque about three hours then start the real journey for the trek, Enjoy the natural view walk up to the village of Chhomrong for lunch. We trek down to the Chhomrong stream passing some lodges. Crossing the stream we gradually climb up and reach Sinuwa. Overnight at lodge.

Jeep Drive 2.5 hrs . Trek 6-7 hrs
Accommodation lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 2100m
Sinuwa to Deaurali (3180m)

After breakfast, our trek heads through the forest entering into the Modi Khola valley. The trekking trail today is mixed as we reach the Bamboo village. The tiny village starts to appear as we approach higher. Our trek continues through the bamboo forest to reach Dovan and Himalaya for lunch.

After the Himalaya ascend to the Hinku cave. The trail is isolated and the pristine scenery will astound us. As we are heading through the high altitude, the symptoms of dizziness can be felt. Then we continue climbing to Deurali, enjoying the view magnificent Fishtail. Overnight at lodge.

Walking 7-8hrs
Accommodation lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 3180m
Deurali to ABC (4130m)
Morning time little bit cold after getting up have breakfast at the same lodge then We proceed to the Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) base camp.
Annapurna base camp is in the shape of a natural amphitheater, surrounded by white mountains  Annapurna I, II, Fishtail, Gangapurna, and others. Mostly, this part remains snow-covered. Overnight at a lodge at Annapurna base camp.
Walking 4-6hrs
Accommodation Overnight at a lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 4130m
Trek to Bamboo (2335m)

With fabulous time enjoying amazing views of high giant mountains within Annapurna Sanctuary and its base camp, your return route leads back to Bamboo on the same trail with downhill walk most of the way with few short climbs on route to your overnight stop at Bamboo village.


Walking 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 2335m
Trek To Jhinu Dada pokhara

After getting up early morning and having a delicious breakfast in the mountain after finishing the last breakfast for this trip in the mountain than a short climb to Sinuwa Danda, from here on a long downhill walk to Chomrong River, on crossing a bridge then ascend to Chhomrong village.

From Chomrong downhill towards Jhinu Danda, This place is famous for its natural hot spring, and continue walking to Mdque by the  River for the drive back to Pokhara.

After completing your Journey walk on the high hills of Annapurna then around three-hour drives bring you back again beautiful city  Pokhara with a memorable time in  Annapurna Region.

The last day of the trip Having a Good memory with vertex Holiday from Pokhara there are many places to explore as you like choose your own destination to visit From Pokhara.

Walking 7-9hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


What's Included?
  • Airport picks up by a private vehicle.
  • One night  accommodation at a star category hotel in Kathmandu (BB plan with twin sharing basis)
  • Two-night accommodation at a star category hotel in Pokhara (BB plan with twin sharing basis)
  • Kathmandu To Pokhara By Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara-Madque_Pokhara Private Vehicle
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • All accommodation during  in mountain (twin sharing basis)
  • English speaking Guide
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS, please bring 3 passport-size photos)
  • Government taxes and service charges
What's Excluded?
  • Nepalese Entry Visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • All kinds of drinks, snacks, and personally ordered food
  • All kinds of personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Rescue charge (if needed)
  • Tips for trekking staff
  • Duffle bag for Trekking
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome Dinner By Vertex Holiday

Essential Information - Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna conservation area:

Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) is the largest protected region in Nepal, covering 7629 sq. meters.  This conservation area covers Kaski, Lamjung, Myagdi, Manang, and Mustang districts.

Annapurna region is enriched with diverse vegetation and wildlife species such as Himalayan Thar, blue sheep, snow leopard, Musk deer, black bear, and many more. The chances of encountering some of the wild animals depend on luck as well as patience.

Annapurna conservation area serves as a major attraction for international trekkers, as it is the house of some of the best trekking routes, including the Annapurna Circuit and Upper Mustang Treks.

Short Annapurna base camp Trek Major Attraction:

Besides being the Base camp of the 10th Highest Mountain, Annapurna, and its popularity, there are some major attractions that one should be interested in during  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek. Panoramic mountain vistas Mountain villages, Gurung indigenous culture, spectacular landscapes, Glaciers, Rivers, waterfalls, wild animals, and harsh topography are the major attractions.

However, the Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trekking trail has significant spiritual value as the local people regard all the forces of nature as divine, especially the mountains; thus, travelers and trekkers are advised to follow the local do’s and don’ts.

Hot spring at short Annapurna base camp Trek

Jhinu dada is situated in the Kaski district near Chhomrong village on the way to the  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek. Descending down for the last overnight at Jhinu dada offers several lodges for accommodation. Short downhill hikes to the Modi River gorge and the Hot spring with three pools with different temperatures will be ideal for the relaxation of muscle strain after the tiring journey of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Besides, the natural hot springs are rich in various chemical components beneficial for several health problems, including allergies and other skin conditions. People have been using these pools since ancient times, and they are supposed to be beneficial for rheumatism, gastritis, and joint pain.

Chhomrong village during the short Annapurna base camp trek:

Chhomrong is a village in the Annapurna Region of Nepal with the majority of hilly Gurung tribes. The houses and lodges are mostly stone attach-roofed built-in local traditional style. Trekkers and travelers can enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna, Fishtail, and Hiunchuli Mountain peaks with the contrast of lush green forests.

Well facilitated with food and accommodation services, the German Bakery in this hamlet is a popular delicacy of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Besides, this town has a Trekking Information Centre for the purpose of providing necessary information regarding the trail condition, weather, and avalanches.

Best season for Annapurna base camp Trek:


The temperature fluctuations are normally 5 to 20 degrees Centigrade, with clear blue skies during the day. Evenings and mornings are mostly chill and sometimes freezing cold. It is during this time around for the Rhododendron bloom, where red, pink, purple, and white-colored flowers decorate the trekking trail offering an amazing trekking experience.

Autumn season: September to November

In the autumn season, this  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek trail offers trekkers beautiful clear mountain scenery and blue skies with less rain. This season’s temperature ranges from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade during the day, whereas the nights can go below the freezing point. It is during this time for the major festivals of Nepal, and the travelers and trekkers can take part and celebrate with the local people.

Winter Season: December to February

The  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek is open for trekkers almost all time of the year, except for the times during avalanches. During the winter season, most of the trail beyond Dovan is covered in snow, with temperatures fluctuating from -5 to 12 degrees. However, the views of the mountains are amazing during the daytime as they are mostly clearer. Trekkers seeking trekking on snow trails find this time the ideal time for taking the adventure.

Travel insurance for a short Annapurna base camp trek:

Wherever it is that you are planning to hike in Nepal, it is a mandatory regulation to have comprehensive travel and medical insurance as a precaution. This should cover all the mishaps in the high-altitude Himalayas of Nepal.  While taking an adventure trip in the mountains, there is always the chance for unfortunate things happening to anyone, including Altitude sickness, health problems, accidents, natural disasters, and loss of personal belongings.

In severe health problems or during times of natural disasters like avalanches, one might need to use Helicopter services in order to evacuate the victim to the nearest safe place with the facilities for hospitalization. Thus make sure to purchase an Insurance plan covering all these probabilities before taking the  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek.

Short Annapurna base camp trek food and accommodation:

Food and Accommodation are Normal on this short Annapurna Base Camp trek. Trekkers can enjoy various options from simple budget to standard class lodge accommodation with the best foods. From Chhomrong village onwards, all room accommodation is nice and simple with a large warm dining hall. In high tourist season, single supplement rooms are hard to find, which need to be booked well in advance. Most rooms are non-attached bathrooms and toilets. Everyone needs to share common toilets and bathrooms.

As for food, there is a break at every guest house near us overnight and during lunchtime, where we will take you to the hotels, which will provide excellent food menus to enjoy delicious meals. At Chomrong, one can enjoy fresh bakeries also. Therefore, lodges on route ABC serves good healthy meals from continental and Nepalese meals, Dal, Bhat, and snacks. Few guest house during  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek provides Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and Korean foods also.

What to prepare for the short Annapurna base camp trek:

Graded as a moderate trekking trip, Short Annapurna Base Camp requires all trekkers to be physically active and in good health, as most of the walking includes uphill and downhill on the stone-stepped trails. However, comparatively safer considering the elevation, Vertex Holiday advises you to take preparatory exercises at least a couple of weeks prior to departure for  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek.

Jogging, swimming, walking on stairs, cardio, and various other exercises are fine. However, Yoga and Meditation classes guided by a proper instructor will definitely help your body increase endurance capacity, which is a vital aspect of trekking trips.

This  Short Annapurna Base Camp  Trek time is limited. Thus a small backpack must be carried to keep your emergency personal materials like snacks, water, toiletries, and other valuables, and essential items should be fine.

Besides, our company will provide a porter for two trekkers, and they will be responsible for carrying your luggage. The maximum weight limit for porters is 28 kg; thus, your luggage should not exceed kilograms.

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