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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

8 Days

8 days trek of moderate adventure with full support team

Trip Highlights

  • Mt. Annapurna (8091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world
  • Home of several 7000m plus peaks
  • Traditional villages with warm smiling locals
  • 8 days of moderate adventure with a full support crew

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is one of the most popular and rewarded treks in the Annapurna region. On this hike, we will be part of a stunning blend of majestic mountain scenery, and pristine culture, following the most charming mountain villages of Birethanti, Ghandruk, Chomrong, Jhinu, and Deurali. This eight-day Hiking to Annapurna is fascinating about the diverse culture and nature.

The Stunning short ABC trek 8 days series is recommended and designed by our highly experienced trekking guides for those travelers who are on a short time but are still keen to trek in Annapurna and explore its beauty of culture and natural variations in the beautiful country of Nepal.

The short within Annapurna massif is a completely comfortable trekking route even for beginners. However, the trekking to Annapurna base camp offers miraculous views of the mighty mountain and its landscape. The trek itself is overwhelming and it’s an inspiring route of the majestic mountain views of the magnificent Annapurna massif.

However, this 8 Days Annapurna trek takes you to the most mesmerizing places through the charming animated villages of Gurung and Magar people, terrace meadows, lush forest of rhododendron with stunning towering mountains view of the Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna I. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himchuli and many more. And on journey, you will also get an opportunity to interact with the local people of this region and learn their culture and lifestyle.

Moreover, the ABC Trek is technically measured as a moderate trekking route within the Annapurna region that allows you to enjoy the fascinating culture and nature throughout the trek, Particularly, Nepal also has five seasons like many other countries; Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter in hand. However, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons among them to go to the Annapurna base camp for trekking and hiking, the months of Spring are from March to May, and the months of Autumn are from Sep to December. Likewise, the Spring season welcomes a wide range of flora and vegetation that make the trail more beautiful with blooming flowers everywhere in the mountain, while trekking in Autumn is an amazing opportunity to explore the culture and festival of Nepal with trekking in the Himalayas.

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Trip Itinerary

This morning, we take our scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. The ride can take around 6 hours if there isn't much traffic on the way, but you don't have to worry about getting bored on the way. As we leave the capital city behind, you will enjoy seeing the rural landscapes of Nepal pass by your window: and the big mountains in all of them. As we arrive at Pokhara, and Pokhara is also the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp trek, and tomorrow morning our trek will begin in earnest. For tonight, we will stay at the best hotel available and enjoy a hearty meal before checking in.

The first day of our 8-day Annapurna Base Camp trek begins in the picturesque lakeside town of Pokhara. After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we will meet our drive a small village called Nayapul. It's all on foot from here, and our hike continues in earnest. As soon as we reach our destination Ghandruk, we also start getting some lovely views of the snow capped mountains.

Ghandruk itself is a sprawling hill village where you will meet many friendly Gurung villagers as we stay at our accommodation. And you'll be rewarded with a home-cooked meal and a warm place to sleep. In which after we check in, you can relax with hot tea in the evening at Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and Machhapuchhre shaped peaks. And in the evening one can visit the Gurung Museum.

After our first breakfast on the mountain, we climbed for about an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, one can enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and Gangapurna. From the top of this Kimrungdanda, a steep descent takes us to the Kimrong River. Then we climb another steep climb from Kimrong river to Cheredanda, descend for a while, then a gentle walk to Chomrong. Chomrong is a beautiful village nestled in the lap of the mighty Annapurna. The hotel offers spectacular views. Overnight at Chomrong.

We've been trekking in the Western Himalayas for a few days now, so it's no surprise that the name of our next destination on the Annapurna Base Camp trek came up. Our sights are set on a small cluster of lodges known collectively as the Himalayas. To get there, we will descend from Chomrong and cross the suspension bridge over the Chomrong river before following the trail to Sinuwa. The trail will bring us through green forests and past waterfalls, and Sinuwa ridgeline offers beautiful mountain views that rival anything we've ever seen. From here, the trail alternately ascends and descends through bamboo forests, where lucky hikers may be able to spot langur monkeys. After finally reaching the Himalayas, we get plenty of rest.

Undoubtedly, today is the most exciting day of our Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trek itinerary. Our route is set through ancient glacial moraines and small stands of birch to reach the iconic Annapurna Sanctuary. There is some risk of encountering avalanches here, and we will check with locals to assess trail conditions before proceeding. Soon we reach the Machhapuchhre base camp, where the highest peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South and Hiuchuli are visible. It's hard to imagine this spectacle getting any better.

Our final destination in the morning is Annapurna Base Camp, we will travel for 2 hours from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. And with a fine view mountains retrace our steps to the bamboo or a little further on the Sinuwa. However, today's hike is downhill, so it shouldn't be too difficult. Also, the trek through the majestic land of the Himalayas will always be with us with an extraordinary landscape to enthuse us from the first step to the last step. The return to Sinuwa is a bit challenging in terms of stairs but worth it with a good view of the lower valley of the area. Night in Sinuwa.

From Siwai (Kyumi), we trek our way to Siwai for 2 hours, Siwai is actually the last point of our trek from where we take local jeep/taxi/bus to Nayapul and Pokhara, overnight at the hotel in Pokhara

In the morning we can also do some last hour shopping. Then we headed towards Kathmandu. We grab seats in the left lane of the carriage for the best views of the rivers along the highway because this is our last time we will see them. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we transfer to our hotel; And we spend the day at our own leisure.


Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B,L,D) include tea and coffee during the trek
  • Hot boiled water for drinking purposes
  • All ground transportation as per in the itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Hotel Green Tara) It is conveniently located at Lakeside.
  • Comfortable teahouse/lodges during the trek
  • Conservation permits + (TIMS) card fee
  • Experienced local trek guide and required porters
  • First aid kit with high-altitude medications
  • Guide equipment, insurance and allowances
  • All arrival and departure in Kathmandu airport
  • Emergency Rescue Service

Cost Exclusion

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and meals
  • International Airfare, Nepal Visa
  • Travel insurance. (recommended)
  • All kind of beverages
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue costs
  • Staff tips


You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Trip Facts

  • 7N/ 8 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4,130m/ 13,550 feet.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Tourist Bus & Jeep
  • Teahouses/Lodge
  • 2 Max 12


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