Annapurna Base Camp short Trek

Duration: 12 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is perfect for trekkers who want 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 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.

While we flew to Pokhara to kick off the trek, we will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara to end it. Adventure Club Trek offers other trekking options in the Annapurna region- for those who want a challenging addition to the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 Days, we have Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek -21 Days.

And, for trekkers looking for a short trek in the Annapurna region but full exposure to the Himalayas, Annapurna Circuit Short Trek- 14 Days, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-9 days are ideal. For luxurious views of the Annapurna region including the base camp, indulge in our Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour-9 days.

Trip Highlights:

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara with views Himalaya.
  • 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.
  • Scenic ride on mountain roads from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m)
  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (910m), drive to Nayapul and trek to Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725ft)25 minutes flight, 5 hours trek
  • Day 03: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,850m): 5 hours
  • Day 04: Ghorepani - Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani (2500m): 6-7 hours.
  • Day 05: Trek Tadapani to Sinuwa (2,310m): 5- 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Sinuwa to Deurali (3,150m): 6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre base camp (3,700m): 5 hours
  • Day 08: Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m): 6-7 hours
  • Day 09: Trek Bamboo to Jhinudanda (Natural hot spring bath) (1,780m): 5 -6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek Jhinudanda - Nayapul (1,050m) to Pokhara: 5 hours trek, one hour drive
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu: 6-7 hours
  • Day 12: Transfer to the airport for final flight departure
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate, novice trekkers with average physical fitness can do this trek
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Standard hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, teahouses during the trek.
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