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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek (13 days)

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Trip Code: NET-TR-SABT1

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 13 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 4170 m.
  • Min. Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the shortest journeys to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Also called Annapurna Sanctuary, the trek will take you through the heart of Annapurna Region and ultimately into the laps of the Annapurna I (8091m), the tenth highest mountain in the world. 
This trek offers you a total Himalayan trekking experience including Nepai hospitality and culture, pristine nature, wildlife and eternal backdrop of the majestic Himalayas. You will pass by typical rural villages, rivers, bamboo and pine forests, waterfalls, caves, etc. The area is predominantly inhabited by Gurung ethnic people whose unique culture and customs will mesmerize any traveler. Take time to stopp at Jhinu Danda hiking experience. This short trek will allow enough to easily acclimatize with the weather and altitude.  
The trek starts from Phedi and ends in Nayapul, and pops along some of the major points of interests include Ghorepani, Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), Annapurna Base Camp trek. On your way back you will also be spending time in Pokhara, the lake city, the gateway to Annapurna region. 
Short Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate trek suitable for anyone with little or no experience of hiking. The best seasons for Short Annapurna Base Camp is Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November).
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition has been successfully organizing Short Annapurna Base Camp many times previously. We have a team of highly professional and friendly trekking guides, cooks, sherpas and porters who will be there to assist you in every step. 


 Trip code: NET-TR-SABT1
  Region Annapurna Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 13 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 4170 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportation: Land
 Meals: 3 Meal (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) through out your trip
 Accommodation: 3 Star accommocation in Kathmandu
Standard accommodation in Pokhara
Lodge accommodation during trek


On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our airport representative with flower garlands and then transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops in Thamel. 

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Early morning breakfast followed by a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath temple.

Stay overnight at hotel.

After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you-up from your hotel. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.
Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. 
Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours.
Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. 

Stay overnight at lodge.

If you stay in Ulleri, it is only 4 hrs trek to Ghorepani. To begin your trek, you ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then gently pass through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, both Magar villages. On the way you can view the Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m) south.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise/sunset and majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), and Lamjung Himal (6931m.). 
After spending sometime in Poon Hill, hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue trekking towards Tadapani (2630m) which takes about five hours. 

Stay overnight at lodge.

For the first part, the trail descends by way of rhododendron forests till Kimrung Khola. Once you cross the Kimrong Khola, the trail moves uphill for sometime before it plateaus. En route you will pass through Gurjung village and from here it takes 2 hrs to reach Chhomrong. Chhomrong is the entry point for Annapurna Base Camp.


Stay overnight at lodge.

The trail steeply descends to Chhomrong Khola for about 1 hr and then steeply ascends to Sinuwa. The path from Sinuwa to Deurali goes through dense forests passing through Bamboo, Dovan and Himalaya en route. Stay overnight in lodge.

Stay overnight at lodge.

This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several peaks.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa (2360 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes about eight hours. The trail gradually descends passing through bamboo forests.

Stay overnight at lodge. 

The trail is full of ups and downs till Chhomrong and then gradually descends down to Mithu Danda. Drive from Mithu Dadnda to Pokhara via Nayapul takes 3 hrs.

Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you pass through Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and finally Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Leaving Kurintar you head towards Thankot via Naubise. Thankot is the entry point to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure to your home.


The price includes the following services:
a) Kathmandu :
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant 
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
b) Pokhara :
  • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel
  • All pick up and drop off services by private vehicle
c) Trekking :
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (porter carries 25kg of luggage for two participants)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
  • Accommodation in lodges 
  • Trekking equipments such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking sticks, etc. if required
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and Pokhara to Phedi and Kimche to Pokhara
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kits
  • VAT, TAX and Service charge
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
The price does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses 
  • Tips
  • Drinks, Beverages, Hot Shower and Battery Charges
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu 
  • Travel/Medical Insurance
# Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.


    Luke & Louise.,

    A Great Experience During Our 12 Days Of Walking.

    Just arrived back from trekking in A.B.C. It was a great experience during our 12 days of walking. 
    There was never a dull moment with our guide Kaji Sherpa. He took a keen interest in teaching us about the Annapurna region, the Nepali culture and in particular – traditional Sherpa life. Kaji – we thank you for that. We can't wait to visit Nepal again and hopefully see Kaji!
    Bes wishes,, from your Australian friends, (mates)
    Luke & Louise.

    Victoria H

    I'm an armchair adventure but have experienced the unforgettable & exciting trekking

    I'm an armchair adventure but have experienced the unforgettable & exciting trekking with Ratna (guide), Yukta (guide/porter) & Gopal (porter) for 10 Days In ABC. 
    What an outstanding service and warm hospitality your company as provided. Its been a tremendous blessing to have choose the best trekking travel agency as yours. 
    I will surely come back to Nepal and have another trip of the lifetime. Keep up the great work!
    Victoria H

    Jessie Perrin,

    Hope To Come Back For Annapurna Circuit And Even Everest Treks

    Many thanks . I had an amazing time and the guide and porter were wonderful. Its an experience which I will never forget and I hope to come back one day and do the full Annapurna Circuit or may be even Everest! 
    I will definitely recommend Nepal Environmental Treks to others. 
    Jessie Perrin 
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