Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

Trip Facts

  • Tourist bus-Jeep-Car
  • 1 ti 8
  • 4210 meter/13809 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Base Camp Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 78
The recent development of road infrastructure has made the access to the local villages in the Annapurna region easier, making short Annapurna Base Camp trekking in the region possible. The 11 days itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp trekking below is a suggestion for a short and sweet ABC trek without missing any of the highlights that the longer treks present.

We have designed this trek focusing on the people who want to accomplish hiking to Annapurna base camp in a shorter time and also for those who have already done the Ghorepani – Poonhill trek previously.

We will visit the historic village of this region, Ghandruk, and the famous hot springs in Jhinu. Jhinu hot springs will massage your body after long Annapurna Base Camp trekking days on the way back from this hike.

The trek follows a shortcut route to the Annapurna base camp from the middle of Poonhill and Pokhara. Our drive from Pokhara all the way to the scenic and historic village of Gurkhas Ghandruk will shorten and ease the hiking part.

On the first day we will walk moderate uphill and all downhill, which is good for adjusting your body for trekking. Even though the hiking route is shorter, you will still see a lot of Nepalese culture and tradition and the life of the local people as we pass by the villages.

During this trek you will see basically all the same things as during the longer classic Annapurna base camp trekking, apart from the Dhaulagiri mountain range, as we skip Poonhill on this short-cut option.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Picture: View of Annapurna Base Camp

Mountains seen in route of Short Annapurna base camp trek

The highlights of this trek are the magnificent views of the mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8091meters) Mt.Annapurna south(7216meters), Mt. Hiuchuli, Mt. Gandarvachuli, Mt. Machhapucchre(6993m) and Mt. Annapurna III(7555meters), Tent peak, Mt. Singa Chuli and the diverse landscape, vegetation and wildlife during the trek.

As the trail goes through many villages and the dense forest after Sinuwa, trekking in this part of Nepal Himalaya will assure you will return home with great memories, beautiful pictures and a lot of information about Nepalese culture and tradition.

Short Annapurna base camp trek Overview

Without losing the beauty of Annapurna Base camp, short ABC trek has been designed to achieve your aim to get to the base camp of mighty mountains. In Short itinerary of Annapurna base camp trek we will not trek by Ghorepani or do not get to poonhill view, but the view of mountains at Deurali and all the way to Base camp is overwhelming.

Are you looking for a short trek to ABC? sign up today, as in this itinerary of ABC trek; you will get the experience the culture tradition and people along the trail. Majorly you can have fun in natural Hotsping at Jhinu.

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Major Attraction of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Exploring the historic village of the region
  • Natural Hotspring
  • Exploration of Nepalese culture and tradition and local people of the village during the trail
  • Magnificent views of Mountain ranges
  • Indulging diverse landscape, vegetation and wildlife

Detailed Itinerary for Short Annapurna base camp trek

Day 1
We will pick you up from the airport. Overnight at a standard hotel in Kathmandu

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Welcome to Nepal! Our representative will receive you at the airport on your arrival. S/he will be with your name plate or office Name Board, please look for it. S/he will assist you to check in to your hotel and fix the time for meeting to talk about the trip, Annapurna Base camp trekking.

Day 2
Drive (6-8hours) from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

• Altitude – 1400 meters
• Special – Beatiful scenery from the bus
• Time – 6/8 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take tourist bus to Pokhara. Bus will stop 2 times for Lunch and dinner. People and their daily activities in their traditional houses will be interesting things while traveling to Pokhara by bus.

Day 3
Pokhara to Ghandruk by Jeep, approx 3 hours, overnight in Ghandruk village.

• Altitude – 2012 meters
• Special – Exploration of Ghandruk village
• Time – 3 hours
• Activity – travelling in jepp

After breakfast at the hotel of Lakeside, Pokhara; we will drive towards Ghandruk in a jeep for our adventure to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Ghandruk village is nice; we will see Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre from the village. Village itself is a great place to walk around and watch locals doing their regular activities. Do not forget to go to the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.

Day 4
Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong. 6-8 hrs

• Altitude – 2178 meters
• Special – View of river valley, mountains and village
• Time – 6/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking uphill

At the beginning trail is gradual uphill but it will easier to forget the pain with stunning view of river valley, mountains and the village at once. Very few people follow this trekking route. Chhomrong is the gateway of Annapurna base camp and it has close view of Annapurna. You will see the real Nepal in here.

Day 5
Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan; 5 – 7 hrs

• Altitude – 2500 meters
• Special – View of mountains
• Time – 5/7 hours
• Activity – Jungle walk

Chhomrong to Dovan is mixed type of trekking activity. It gives experience of jungle walk, village trekking and the magnificent mountain scenery at once. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking begins towards reality from this point.

Day 6
Trek from Dovan to Annapurna Base Camp, 8 hrs

• Altitude – 4130 meters
• Special – view of waterfalls and mountains
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Final step towards base camp starts after breakfast at Dovan village. Dovan is on the side of river and has view of waterfall really near to it. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is on the side of this river all the way to the end.

Day 7
Trek from ABC to Chhomrong; 8 hrs

• Altitude – 2178 meters
• Special – local villages
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Trekking downhill

After successful trekking to Annapurna Base camp we start heading back to Chhomrong. Today we will walk by all the villages we slept and had lunch on our way up to the base camp.

Day 8
Trek from Chhomrong to Jhinu and relax at the hot springs; 3 hrs

• Altitude – 1700 meters
• Special – Jhinu Hotspring
• Time – 3 hours
• Activity – Bathing in Jhinu Hotspring

From Chhomrong the new trail splits towards Jhinu Dada. Jhinu is famous for hot spring, which is why we trek for just 3 hours and spend rest of our day the hot spring. Hot spring at Jhinu is nice stop after days of walking in the uphill and downs. Dip your body in hot water and relax for the rest of the day, drinking at the pool is allowed.

Day 9
Jhinu to Pokhara by jeep from Sinuwa, you will have half a day in Pokhara to explore the city; 2+4=6hrs

• Altitude – meters
• Special – Pokhar city Tour
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Travelling in jeep and pokhara City sightseeing

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking ends at Sinuwa. We take jeep from Sinuwa to Pokhara and spend rest of the day at Pokhara. Pokhara is famous as a lake city and we stay near the lake overnight. Walking around Phewa lake will be nice activity for the evening. Apart from walking Lakeside has nice restaurants and bar to hang out. If you love partying, Lakeside has couple of clubs and lakeside is hub for night life.

Day 10
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. You can spend the last night in Thamel. 8hrs

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Scenic view from bus
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

After breakfast at the hotel we will take tourist bus to Kathmandu. Tourist bus will take the same route we drive in from Kathmandu to pokhara. Overnight in the hotel at Thamel, Kathmandu

Day 11
Our representative will drop you off to the airport.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

Time has come to farewell you with promise to see you again. Our representative will drop you to the airport. Thank you for everything during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, have a safe travel.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking cost Details

Cost of Annapurna Base Camp Trek - General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop off by a private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • 4 Nights in a standard hotel in Kathmandu(2)/ Pokhara(2) (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your accommodation and meals (Breakfast with tea, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Transportation from Pokhara to trekking start (private car)/end point(shared Jeep), both ways.
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP), entry permits & Trekker`s information management system (TIMS).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trek
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need one.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit), oxygen saturation will be checked every day, with oxymeter.
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Credit card fee for Online payable amount

Cost of Annapurna Base Camp Trek - General Exclusions

  • All meals while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks while in Kathmandu and during the trek, except tea/coffee with breakfast.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Short Annapurna Basecamp Trekking Trip Info

  • Tourist bus-Jeep-Car
  • 1 ti 8
  • 4210 meter/13809 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Base Camp Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 78



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