Max group size
Spring and Autumn
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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Day 1 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul/Syauli Bazaar/ Kimche Trek to Ghandruk(1930m)
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.
Day 2 : Trek from Ghandruk to Chomrong(2170m)/Sinuwa(2340m)
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.
Day 3 : Trek from Chomrong/Sinuwa to Himalaya(2890m)/Deurali(3174m)
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.
Day 4 : Trek from Himalaya/Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m) via Macchapucchre Base Camp(3700m)
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.
Day 5 : Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo(2345m)
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.
Day 6 : Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda(1780m)
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.
Day 7 : Trek from Jhinu Danda to Shyauli Bazar then Drive to Pokhara via Nayapul
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.
What is the shortest trek to Annapurna Base Camp?
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.
How long does it take to trek Annapurna Base Camp?
Do I need special permits for the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?
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.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on the short Annapurna base camp trek?
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.
What is the booking and payment method for ABC Short Trek?
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.
Is there a cancellation or refund policy?
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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