Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) short Trek

Duration: 12 Days   |  5 Reviews

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is perfect for trekkers who wish to experience the best of the Himalaya in a short time. Adventure Club Trek has designed this 12-day-long itinerary to offer an excellent introduction to Nepal and her Himals (mountains). We start the trek in Kathmandu with guided sightseeing of the valley and then fly to the quiet and green tinsel town in the west, Pokhara, the City of Lakes. Our actual trek begins from Nayapul, it is only one and half hour drive away and is one of the many gateways to the Annapurna region.


Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is one of the few treks that offers such an array of ever-changing landscapes and gets you so close to the base of 8,000 and 7,000-meter peaks in such a short period. The trail to the base camp of Annapurna mountain range goes alongside brightly colored lush rhododendron forests, terraced rice fields, beautiful Himalayan settlements and high altitude landscapes decorated with the Annapurna Range most of the times.


When you reach the Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 m, you are immediately surrounded by close-up views of the mighty peaks of Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Machhapuchre (6,993 m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and Annapurna I (8091 m). This sudden splash of mountains all around shocks the most avid of trekkers, even those who claimed to have seen it all!


Ghorepani and Poon Hill are the other two significant stops in the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. The trail to Ghorepani is a stunning walk through rhododendron forests, and Poon Hill is one of the best vantage points in Annapurna-offering a spectacular sunrise and sunset views of Annapurna peaks, Dhaulagiri peaks, and Machhapuchhre among more than ten other mountains.


When is the Best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek? 

 Annapurna Base Camp Trek is possible throughout the year. That said, March, April, and May for spring, September, October, and November for autumn/fall and February for late winter are the best months for trekking to  Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp in winter might not be as popular as during spring or autumn/ fall, but it is just as mesmerizing as other seasons. The temperature in Winter gets below freezing point at nights and in the early mornings which makes trekking really challenging. Other than the cold temperature, there are no real challenges of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in winter.


How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an easy trek.  Unlike other high altitude treks like Manaslu or Everest, Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek doesn’t need any particular physical fitness level. Of course, being fit makes it easier! But, you don't need any previous trekking experience. Anyone with a stable health condition and determination can be a part of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek-12 Days with Adventure Club Trek


Option to Trek To Annapurna Base Camp:

Adventure Club Trek offers other trekking options in the Annapurna region. For those who want a challenging addition to the classic Annapurna trek, we have Annapurna Circuit Trek-19 Days. For trekkers looking for a short trek in the Annapurna region but want full exposure to the Himalayas, our company offers Annapurna Circuit Short Trek- 14 Days and Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 14 Day For luxurious views of the Annapurna region including the base camp, indulge in our Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour-9 days. We do also offer trekking to the Mardi Himal.

Trip Highlights:

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara with Himalaya Views.
  • Rhododendron forest trail leading to Ghorepani.
  • View of sunrise over Machhapuchhre ( 6,993 m), Dhaulagiri peaks and Annapurna peaks among other mountains from Poon Hill (3,210m).
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3,700m with views of Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) and Annapurna peaks.
  • Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m with views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Hiunchuli peaks.
  •  A Scenic ride on mountain roads from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m)
  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (910m), drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2050m) : 5 hours
  • Day 03: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850m): 5 hours
  • Day 04: Visit Poon Hill for sunrise views and trek to Tadapani (2,700m) : 6-7 hours
  • Day 05: Trek Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m) : 5- 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m): 6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek Annapurna base camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre base camp: 5 hours
  • Day 08: Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m) : 6-7 hours
  • Day 09: Trek Bamboo to Jhinudanda (Natural hot spring bath).(1780m) : 5 -6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek Jhinudanda - Nayapul to Pokhara: 5 hours trek, and one hour drive
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 12: Transfer to the airport for final flight departure.
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting for some time at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.
    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (910m), drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2050m) : 5 hours

    We take an early morning flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It is a scenic 25 minutes flight. From Pokhara, we drive for an hour and a half to Nayapul. We start our trek from Nayapul on a rocky path alongside the banks of Modi Khola (River) to reach Birethanti and consequently Tikhedunga, We continue on the trail through the village following Burundi Khola’s north bank. Gradually, the trail ascends up to Hille valley at 1,495m and a short climb later we reach our destination for the day. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon.
    Overnight at guesthouse in Ulleri.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 03: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850m): 5 hours

    After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village via stone stairs. As we are ascending, we admire the spectacular scenery as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view. We pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. The village has small shops that sell local products such as handbags and crafts.
    Overnight at guesthouse in Ghorepani.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 04: Visit Poon Hill for sunrise views and trek to Tadapani (2,700m) : 6-7 hours

    We head to Poon Hill at dawn to see first rays of the Sun hitting the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other surrounding mountain peaks. Enjoy the view of the mountains before we return to Ghorepani to have breakfast. After breakfast, we leave for Tadapani. The trail passes ridges and rhododendron forests to reach Deurali (2,960m) and then descends to Banthanti. The path then turns uphill, and we climb up to Tadapani where we spend the night.
    Overnight at guesthouse in Tadapani.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m) : 5- 6 hours

    The trail from Tadapani goes through Gurung; a Gurung village then follows the path along the west bank of Modi Khola. As we descend to the banks, we are rewarded with a spectacular view of the Upper Modi Valley. We walk through the Chhomrong village at the base of Himal Chuli (7,893m) and continue till Chhomrong Khola. Hereafter we ascend to Sinuwa where we stay overnight.
    Overnight at guesthouse in Sinuwa.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m): 6 hours

    Today, our destination is Deurali. The trail passes through the forest as we walk for an hour and a half to Bamboo, then in another one hour or so we reach Dovan. We continue through the forest, it an easy climb. The path is filled with many waterfalls, we also pass by a little temple opposite a Mani wall. As we near Deurali, at about 3,000m, the forest becomes thinner. Overnight at Deurali.
    Overnight at guesthouse in Deurali.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 07: Trek Annapurna base camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre base camp: 5 hours

    It is important that we maintain a steady pace today as we have to hike to an altitude up to 4,000m and higher. Climbing high altitudes too fast can result in a severe headache or worse Altitude sickness. From Deurali we walk past the avalanche track of Bagar- it is recommended to pass the trail before 11:00 am to avoid the risk of avalanches. We continue to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and upon arrival, we are rewarded with the best views of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and Machhapuchhre (6,993m) including other neighboring mountains. The trail slopes up to the Annapurna Base Camp where we spend the night.
    Overnight at guesthouse in Abc.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 08: Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m) : 6-7 hours

    Wake up early to witness the sun slowly rising on the snow-capped peaks of Annapurna I, III and South along with Machhapuchhre and Gangapurna (7,455m) among others. Enjoy and cherish the golden hour in the Himalaya before we descend to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
    Overnight at guesthouse in Bamboo.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 09: Trek Bamboo to Jhinudanda (Natural hot spring bath).(1780m) : 5 -6 hours

    We return on the same trail we took to Chhomrong. As we pass Kuldighar, we come across an experimental sheep farm after which we continue through the rhododendron and bamboo forests. From Chhomrong, it is a steep descent to Jhinudada. Here we can take a bath in natural hot springs. Overnight in Jhinudanda.
    Overnight at guesthouse in Jhinudanda.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10: Trek Jhinudanda - Nayapul to Pokhara: 5 hours trek, and one hour drive

    Today, we head back to Nayapul. The trail consistently goes along the right side of Modi Khola for around 4 hours; we pass Birethanti on the way. From Nayapul, we take a private vehicle back to Pokhara.
    Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
    Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.

    Early morning, we will drive back to Kathmandu for about 6 hours and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club
    Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
    Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 12: Transfer to the airport for final flight departure.

    Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
    Included Meals: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 1 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a two-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Best available twin sharing  guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Surface transfer between Pokhara and Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Domestic flight (Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Clients Reviews

  • ImolaHU
    Hungary Published: Monday, December 17, 2018

    Great ABC Trek


    We've spent around 2 weeks in Nepal and the main highlights of our stay were the ABC trek, followed by a few days in Chitwan NP. We had an amazing trek: the tour guides, the porters have been very nice and professional, the trek was very well organized. Unexpected situations (some of us became sick) have been handled very well, everyone was taken care off and the others could go on without facing any issues. 
    I highly recommend Birendra and his team to anyone who is going to Nepal!

  • noimage
    United States Published: Friday, October 14, 2016

    AMAZING experience hiking to Annapurna Base Camp


    Birenda went above and beyond my expectations with all of his help with organizing my trip from Singapore to Annapurna Base Camp. He helped to organize all of my permits, a guide, and even my round-trip flight from Kathmandu -- Pokhara -- Kathmandu. I absolutely recommend Birendra's company and I am happy to answer any questions from travelers who are considering his company.


  • noimage
    Hungary Published: Sunday, February 28, 2016

    Wonderfull days in Nepal with So Nam


    Namaste. I spend 2 Weeks in Nepal in Oktocber 2015. It was a very nice trip. To reach the ABC was our main goal. This treck was really fantastic. Very good organized with a helpfull and very kind team. So Nam Ghale was our Nepal guard. This young men is an excellent person. Helpfull, kind, sunny, friendly.


  • netthegedus
    Hungary Published: Friday, May 24, 2013

    Three weeks in Nepal


    I've spent almost three weeks in Nepal with the guidance of these guys. We made citytours and treks to the Himalayas (ABC). I highly recommend them, because it is no matter what problem occurs or what happens they solve it. They are conversant with the whole region so you feel yourself in safe.

    Pecs, Hungary

  • Rui M
    Rui M
    Germany Published: Monday, November 30, -0001

    Best trip of my life!


    Me and my brother did a 2 weeks trip with Adventure Club Trek. We first went to the Mountains (saw Annarpuna not far away) and then went south. It was a great trip! Birendra was very professional and was always aware where we were and if everything went like plan. And Chhabi, our guide: he was wonderful and helped to make the trip one of the best in my whole life :) always laughing and knew every step we took. The whole trip was planned so we could do everything we planned. We went Rafting and we had never done something like that before. It was so much fun, with a beautiful view all over the boat trip. We also made a trekking trip throgh the Jungle and it was raining, what made things not perfect but different. The green and the life in there are amazing. We even saw monkeys! Trekking was, as I mentioned before, the best I did in my whole life! At the end we saw, bath and ride with elefants. We did a wood boat and went to the jungle. Saw rhinos 5 meter away and met some nice people who became friends! And then comes the prices: believe me, I've been in India but could never do so much with so less, although it's said to be expensive in the mountains. I said I would come back and I will!!


Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. A pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have better preparation for the trekking.

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Fixed Departure Dates and Cost

The quoted costs of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is per person but don't include international flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.


Trip Status

  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Limited - Only a few spaces available
Start Date End Date Availability Price
January 21, 2020 February 01, 2020 Available US$ 899
January 25, 2020 February 05, 2020 Available US$ 899
January 30, 2020 February 10, 2020 Available US$ 899
PRICE FROM US$ 899 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 899

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-12
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek
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