Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 7 Days

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7 Days

Trip Grade


Max group size


Best Time

Spring and Autumn

Tour Description

Short ABC Trek Details

Geography: Himalaya 

Location: Annapurna Region

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Duration of Trek: 5/7 Days

Max Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Ethnic People: Gurung, Magars, Thakalis

Accommodation: Guest House/Hotel

Transportation: Local Bus


Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Overview

The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 7-day trek to the lap of the Annapurna Himalayan Range. It takes you on a beautiful breathtaking journey of the Himalayas, lush rhododendron forests, pristine glacier rivers, and the cultural richness of the ethnic Gurung villages.

Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp(4130m) offers an immersive experience showcasing the beauty of the Annapurna range, Macchapuchhre, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and also the vibrant local culture of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a moderate 7-day trek perfect for people with limited time yet wanting to explore the Himalayas' magnificent beauty of the Himalayas. The journey will start from the tourist hub Pokhara. We will begin with a two-hour drive from Pokhara to Kimche. Our actual trek will start from Kimche, where we will trek to Annapurna Base Camp through Ghandruk, Chomrong, Himalaya, Deurali, and Macchapuchhre Base Camp. Along the way, we will enjoy the vibrant local culture, lush forests, panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas, and dip in the natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda. You get to spend the 7 days of the trek exploring and enjoying the beauty of the Annapurna Region. 

If you are looking to get the best Annapurna trekking experience within a week then embark on your Annapurna Base Camp trek with HikingBees for a memorable journey filled with adventure, cultural exploration, and the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas.

Best Time to Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

People trek to Annapurna Base Camp even in extreme weather conditions. But ideally, to avoid harsh winter or monsoon, the best time to travel to Annapurna Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons.


1. Spring (March to May):

  • Weather: Spring offers stable and mild weather conditions.
  • Scenery: Rhododendrons and other wildflowers are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape.
  • Temperature: Moderate temperatures, neither too hot nor too cold.


2. Autumn (September to November):

  • Weather: Clear skies and stable weather conditions make it ideal for trekking.
  • Visibility: Excellent visibility, providing clear views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Temperature: Mild temperatures during the day and cool nights.


Trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) is not recommended due to heavy rainfall, slippery trails, and the risk of landslides.

Even during the best season, weather conditions can be unpleasant. Always check current forecasts before planning your trek. Be aware that the trek is highly popular during these peak seasons, and reserve your accommodations in advance.

Preparation and Gear

Basic physical fitness is required for the successful ABC trek. You can get prepared for this hike by doing some physical exercises, jogging, and short hiking nearby. As this is a short trek you need to walk a little faster compared to normal Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Here's a basic preparation and gear list for your short ABC trek. if you want a detailed packing list for ABC trek then you may check our detailed packing list for ABC trek

  • Clothing: Layered clothing for varying temperatures.
  • Gear: Basic trekking gear, including a sturdy backpack and hiking boots.
  • Fitness Level: Moderate fitness is required, with altitude considerations.


Why Should You Book Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek with Hiking Bees?

When you choose Hiking Bees for your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, you can experience the trip of a lifetime. We aren't just guides; we're your partners in exploration.

With Hiking Bees, you will enjoy awesome perks like well-planned itineraries, comfortable accommodations, hassle-free bookings, the best price and service on the market, and very importantly delicious meals. This way, you can fully concentrate on the breathtaking views. Safety is our top priority so that you can enjoy the thrill of trekking without worry.

If you are looking for a longer trek in the Annapurna Region, you may also check our 14-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, or the longer 20-day Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Join Hiking Bees, and let's turn your trek into an unforgettable adventure. We've got the passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help you make this journey to Annapurna Base Camp unforgettable!

Tour Highlights

Highlights of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Visit Pokhara, A hub for tourists and a city of Lakes.
  • Experience the vibrant local Gurung culture of the Annapurna Region.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes: rhododendron forests to alpine meadows in the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Reach the pinnacle of your trek at Annapurna Base Camp(4130m).
  • Stunning View views of the sacred Machapuchhre from the Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3700m).
  • Experience warm hospitality, traditional cuisine, and cultural rituals of the ethnic people.
  • Relax at the hot spring in Jhinu Danda.
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas, including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Gangapurna(7455m), and Hiunchuli (6441m).
  • A breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime sunrise experience at the base camp.

Tour Includes

  • Transportation services (local vehicles)
  • Accommodation throughout the hike.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the entire trek.
  • Highly skilled, accommodating, and friendly guide including all his meals and lodging.
  • All administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service, covered by your travel insurance.
  • Essential equipment, including a Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, and Sleeping Bag.
  • Hot bag for a comfortable night's sleep.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, chocolate bar, etc.) once a day.
  • Hiking bees t-shirt and a certificate of trek completion
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.
  • First-aid supplies, including an oxygen meter to monitor pulse rate.

Tour Excludes

  • Your visa arrangement travel costs to Nepal.
  • Meals besides the ones included in the package.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for porter and guide.
  • Drinks, snacks, and other individual expenses.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul/Syauli Bazaar/ Kimche Trek to Ghandruk(1930m)

Trek Distance : 8 km
Highest Altitude : 1930m
Trek Duration : 4-5 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

You will begin your adventure from Pokhara with a scenic drive to Kimche via Nayapul and Syauli Bazaar. The drive will give you a glimpse of the Annapurna region's rural life and stunning landscape. 

After the drive from Kimche, we will begin our trek towards Ghandruk, an ethnic Gurung village that is also a popular tourist destination. Experience the cultural richness and the warm hospitality while in Ghandruk. You can enjoy the majestic views of the mountains, including Macchapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli from Ghandruk. 

Trek Distance : 10 km/6.2 miles
Highest Altitude : 2340m
Trek Duration : 5-6 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The next day will start at Ghandruk, where you will hike to Kimrong Danda(ridge). We will then walk downhill into the forest trails to Kimrong River. Then, after a climb to the hilltop followed by a stone-paved path, we will get to Chromrong Village. The Chomrong village is also the last permanent human settlement on the route to ABC. 

If we get to Chomrong earlier, we can trek further to Sinuwa. After Chomrong, there is a downhill trail to the Chomrong River, followed by an uphill walk to Sinuwa, where we will spend our night. 

Trek Distance : 11-12 Km
Highest Altitude : 3174m
Trek Duration : 7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Day 3 will start either from Chomrong or Sinuwa, depending on where we stay the 2nd night. The trail passes from deep bamboo and lush rhododendrons to the Himalaya. If we stayed the earlier night in Chomrong, we would spend our night in the Himalaya or get to Deurali.

Trek Distance : 11 Km
Highest Altitude : 4130m
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We will trek through the Modi Khola from the Himalaya, followed by a short climb to Deurali. If we are already at Deurali, our trek will pass through the Macchapucchre Base Camp, enjoying the stunning views of the panoramic mountains. The trek will continue to Annapurna Base Camp, with trails close to Annapurna glaciers. At 4130m above sea level at Annapurna Base Camp, you will be in awe of the 360-degree view of the Annapurna range, Macchapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli mountains.

The Annapurna Base Camp offers cozy hospitality with a nice lodge, including wide options of food on the menu and rooms facing the beautiful Himalayas. Witness the breathtaking sunset and prepare for the night in the Annapurna Base Camp.

Trek Distance : 15 Km
Highest Altitude : 2345m
Trek Duration : 7-8 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The morning at Annapurna Base Camp will start with a beautiful sunrise over the grandeur of Annapurna, Machapuchare, and other peaks. We will then descend from the Base Camp with spectacular views of the Annapurna Sanctuary from a different perspective. Reflect on your incredible journey to the Base Camp. 

From Annapurna Base Camp, we will descend through the Modi River towards Bamboo, passing through familiar landscapes and enjoying the final moments of the trek.

Trek Distance : 11-12 km
Highest Altitude : 1780m
Trek Duration : 5-6 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The trek on the 6th day starts from Bamboo, where we head down to Kimrong River and pass through the lush forests of rhododendron and oak towards Chomrong. We continue our trek to a small settlement in Jhinu Danda, famous for its riverside natural hot springs. 

You can dip in the natural hot springs and relax the tired muscles from all the trekking. We will relax and stay at Jhinu Danda for the night. 

Trek Distance : 7km
Trek Duration : 3-4Hrs
Meals : B,L

The last day of our trek will start at Jhinu Danda. We will complete the trek's final leg from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk Phedi. It will take around 3 to 4 hours of leisure walking to reach Phedi. Then, we will drive through Birethanti and Nayapul to reach Pokhara. 

If time permits, we can also walk through the beautiful lakeside of Pokhara and enjoy the evening by mesmerizing the precious memories from the short trek to Annapurna Base Camp.  

FAQs Section

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is the quickest route to the base camp, typically spanning 5 to 7 days. With this itinerary, you'll experience stunning landscapes and cultural experiences in a shorter amount of time.

The duration of the Annapurna Base Camp trek varies, but the Short Trek generally takes around 7 to 10 days. Longer treks like Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill Trek can take up to 14 days.

You will need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card for the Annapurna Camp Short Trek. These permits are essential for environmental conservation and ensuring trekker safety.

Accommodations on the short Annapurna Base Camp trek consist of comfortable lodges and teahouses. Although they offer basic amenities such as hot showers and common dining areas, they provide a cozy and authentic experience that allows trekkers to interact with the locals.

Booking the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek through our online platform is convenient. Payments can be securely made using credit/debit cards or other accepted methods.

For more information on our payment options, please refer to How to Make a Payment.

If you cancel your trip, the 20% deposit is considered a cancellation fee and is non-refundable. We will refund the excess amount to your bank account or credit card. However, if the cancellation is due to unforeseen circumstances beyond your control, you may reschedule your trip for another date. You must notify us of any postponement, rescheduling, or cancellation by email at least 14 days before the tour departure date.

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Reviews (1 reviews)

Wonderful ABC Hike experience
25 Jan 2024

Very good experience with Hiking Bees and my professional guide Ram Dahal. They managed to arrange everything to start the trek to Annapurna Base Camp the day after we first met in the office. Everything was included such as transport, guesthouses, food, entertainment ... The guide had a lot of geographical background of the area and made sure we where safe all the time.

- Gunther Staelens

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