Short Annapurna Base Camp TrekShort Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek-7 Days

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude4130 meters
  • Starts/EndsNayapool/Jhinu
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax
  • Best SeasonAutumn and Spring
Highlights
  • Gentle walk through the stunning landscapes and attractive villages.
  • Enchanting views of Annapurna massif and other seven thousand meters mountains.
  • Varieties of flora and fauna along the Annapurna Conservation Area. 
  • Enjoy yourself mixing up with the culture of local people.
  • Explore the city of Lakes-Pokhara.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings you a shorter version of the journey in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. This Journey to the Annapurna Base Camp is an alternative adventure for those with limited time and budget. The voyage to ABC allows you to explore alpine vegetation, Gurung Villages, Landscapes, and inspiring mountains. Likewise, it leads you to the height of Annapurna Base Camp, 4130 meters above sea level. Regarded as one of the best trekking from Pokhara, experience this ultimate adventure in the Annapurna Region.

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7-day itinerary delivers a remarkable hiking experience. That’s why this trip is getting popular day by day among travelers. It is a great opportunity to see the 10th Highest Mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna I, within a week. Also, popular as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, it introduces you to Gurung Ethnic Groups and their lifestyle. Therefore, be ready to get a taste of adventure into the core of the Himalayas.

Is the 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary good for you?

The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the ideal trip if you have a short time. However, you can do Annapurna Circuit Trekking if you have enough time. Nevertheless, the journey to ABC within a week is good for those who have limited holidays. Likewise, choosing this trek will test the strength and stamina of the trekkers. Hence, for people who want to experience an intensive trekking tour in Nepal, then, this trip is for you. Despite a short trek, it provides mind-blowing views of the Himalayas, cultural sights, and a lifetime trekking experience. Yet, as a novice trekker, you must prepare physically and mentally. It demands 6-7 hours of hike per day.

What to expect during ABC Trek Route?

This Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a shorter version of the 10-day ABC Trek. It is specially designed for those who want to do trekking from Pokhara. The trekking pathways to ABC begin with an hour's drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Then next, walking for 3-4 hours will take to Ghandruk Village on the first day. It is an easy walk to Ghandruk through the small settlements.

As the journey goes past Ghandruk from the second day, you can expect to walk 6-7 hours a day. Likewise, as you ascend high altitude, expect to climb more staircases, rhododendron forests, small villages, landscapes, and mountains. You will get to see the views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli until you reach Macchapurche Base Camp. From here, Hike to ABC offers a 360-degree view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Fishtail, etc. from a close distance. Reaching the base camo within 4-5 Days is not easy. Besides the amazing views and trekking, expect some difficulties like weather changes, altitude sickness, tiredness, mental challenges, etc. during the trek.

Trekking difficulty to the Annapurna and Preparation

Annapurna Base Camp Expedition in a short time is physically and mentally challenging. You must cover 110 kilometers in just 7 days to complete this voyage. Also, reaching the base camp at 4130 meters will gain the elevation so quickly. There is a high possibility of altitude sickness or AMS. Likewise, sudden weather changes are also likely to happen. Hence, you must be ready for any kind of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty.

Even though you don’t need an athletic body, your basic physical state has to be good. Covering more distance in a smaller number of days is not easy. Preparation like training, trekking gear, backpacking, itinerary, etc. should be done wisely. You can also read the following list for trekking preparation to Annapurna Sanctuary.

Why choose Mountain Eco Trails for Annapurna Trekking?

Mountain Eco Trails always prioritizes taking care of our guests & we always meet the requirements. You will Hike Annapurna with trekking experts who have been to the Annapurna Region so many times. Moreover, we always try our best to hire a guide from the same region so that you will get as much information as you can. Also, we have a trekking guide from Pokhara for ABC. Please do not hesitate to keep in touch with us to plan your voyage to Annapurna Base Camp.

Other Short Trekking in the Annapurna Region

Itinerary

The ABC Trek from Pokhara begins with an hour's drive to Nayapul. You will do some Permit checking at Nayapuland Birethanti and start walking. It will be an easy walk for an hour through the road passing small villages. Upon reaching Kyumi, an uphill walk begins. From here it takes 2-3 hours to reach Ghandruk Village. Overnight stay at Ghandruk

  • Max Altitude:1940 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get a first sight of Mt. Annapurna South and Hiunchuli from Ghandruk. After enjoying the breakfast with mountain views, descend for 2 hours to reach Kimrong Khola. Then climb the uphill from Jhinu Danda to Chommrong. It can be a bit difficult to ascend through the staircases. The village of Chommrong is beautifully settled with the Gurung Community. You can see many teahouses in this village. Overnight stay at Chommrong.

  • Max Altitude:2170 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be one of the longest hikes of this ABC Trek. At the beginning drop down to Chhommrong Khola and cross the river to reach Sinuwa Village. From Lower Sinuwa, it takes an hour to reach Upper Sinuwa. From here, the trail gets easy through the jungle until you reach Bamboo. You will take an hour's rest at Bamboo while having lunch. It takes another 3-4 hours to reach the Himalayan Hotel from Bamboo. In between you will pass through Dovan. Overnight stay at Himalaya Hotel.

  • Max Altitude:2820
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, take your day lightly as you will walk for 3-4 hours only. The regular ABC Trek Itinerary goes to the Base Camp on this day. However, if you also want to push to the ABC today then you can. But we do recommend staying overnight at Macchapuchre Base Camp. From the Himalayas, the path goes through the forest and then descends to Bagar. From Bagar, a gradual uphill walk for an hour takes you to MBC for an overnight stay. If you reach MBC in the afternoon and the weather allows, get some beautiful views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna.

  • Max Altitude:3700 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The day begins with a morning hike to ABC from Macchhapuchre Base Camp. Wake up early around 4 am and start the hike to ABC. The glittering sunrise view from the Base Camp is magical. Likewise, you will be surrounded by soaring peaks with sunrise. Take your time to click some photos on the popular ABC Hoarding Board and mark your achievement. Then, hike down to MBC to have breakfast and you will retrace the same trail back to Dovan.

  • Max Altitude:2340 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast, the day proceeds to Chommrong today. Although you will lose a lot of elevation, the trail has ups and downs. You will pass Bamboo and Sinuwa to arrive at Chommrong for an overnight stay.

  • Max Altitude:2170 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

If you need to relax in Jhinu Hot Spring then early morning the trek will descend to Jhinu. From here, you will cross the longest bridge to catch the Jeep for driving back to Pokhara. The Jeep drive is about 2-3 hours and you will arrive at Pokhara to end your short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

  • Max Altitude:800 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • This ABC Short Trek itinerary is best for those who have a short time in Nepal. 
  • If this itinerary is not suitable for you, we can customize the itinerary that is favorable for you. 
What's Included
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project and Trekking Information Management system permit card.
  • Experience and fluent English Speaking Guide.
  • Expenses of the guide including his salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Private Vehicle from Pokhara-Nayapool. 
  • Sharing Jeep from Jhinu to Pokhara. 
  • Accommodation during the trek on a sharing basis. 
  • Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All Government and Local taxes.
What's not Excluded
  • Personal expenses during the whole trip like hot showers, wi-fi, snacks, cold drinks, etc. 
  • Extra night accommodations in Pokhara if early arrival from the trek. 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (after the trek)
  • Porter expenses. (if you need it costs USD 20 per day)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation
  • Tips to Guide. 
Availability
Select a Departure Month
Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus 
Start DateStarts: SundayJul 21, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayJul 27, 2024PricePriceUS$599StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: SundayJul 28, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayAug 03, 2024PricePriceUS$599StatusStatusAvailable
  • Although we have set the departure date, we organize the trek at the request of our clients. 
  • If the date is not suitable for you, we can organize the date which is best for you. 
  • Contact us or Whatsapp at +9779849790153 to plan your date and trip. 
Good to Know

Chances of getting altitude sickness during Short ABC Trek

Altitude sickness is something no one wants during the trek in high altitude. This ABC Trek takes you to a height of 4130 meters, which can cause you altitude sickness because of the rapid hike. If you are experienced and used to hiking in high elevations, there is less chance of getting sick. However, for beginners, it can be a risk. Yet, our team at Mountain Eco will take of you and check on you regularly during your journey.

Accommodations and Meals

The accommodation during the ABC Trek is in Teahouses. It is included in the package price. The teahouses are very basic and simple with twin bed sharing room. Likewise, in MBC and ABC, it is difficult to get a private attached Bathroom. Almost all teahouses have shared bathrooms. Hence, we recommend bringing your toiletries.

The meals during the whole trip are served on teahouses. You will take your breakfast and dinner to the teahouse you stay overnight. However, the lunch will be taken during the trek on the best available teahouse. You can choose the foods from the menu set by ACAP. There is a wide range of meals on the menu. We suggest taking vegetarian meals and soups throughout the journey. Your meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), are included in the price. However, your snacks, or drinks are not included.

ABC Trek on Spring and Autumn

Most of the travelers choose the months of Spring and Autumn to do ABC Trekking. These months are best for clear views, mild temperatures, and festival vibes around the country. Trekkers get the chance to experience the Himalayan views with the cultural sights too.

Besides those two seasons, ABC Trekking in winter and monsoon is also possible. However, weather changes and other unforeseen situations are always risky. In the winter, the temperature drops down to -16 to -20 degrees. Landslides, slippery trails, cloudy views, etc. can be expected in the monsoon.

ACAP permit Card cost for ABC Trek

To do the Annapurna Trekking, you must have an ACAP permit card to enter the Annapurna Region. It costs NPR 3000 per individual for foreigners. Whereas, for SAARC countries, you must pay NPR 1000 per person. Mountain Eco Trails helps you in getting this permit card for your hike to ABC.

FAQs
  • Yes, this trek is ideal and easy for beginners only if they are in good physical condition.

  • We suggest training 4-5 days per week doing some regular exercises like running, jogging, and cardio. Also, hiking above 2500 meters once a week is always helpful.

  • Yes, there are several other trekking routes than ABC like Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, etc.

  • Yes, there are hot shower facilities in the teahouses. However, do not expect it to be too warm. Also, it may cost you some amount like $3-5 per shower.

  • The total distance of a short ABC trek is around 110 Kilometers.

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