Annapurna Base Camp short Trek

Duration: 12 Days   |  4 Reviews

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 -17 Days. And, for trekkers looking for a short trek in the Annapurna region but full exposure to the Himalayas, GhorepanAnnapurna 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
  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (910m), drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri.
  • Day 03: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani.
  • Day 04: Ghorepani - Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani.
  • Day 05: Trek Tadapani to Sinuwa.
  • Day 06: Trek Sinuwa to Deurali.
  • Day 07: Trek Deurali to Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchhre base camp.
  • Day 08: Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.
  • Day 09: Trek Bamboo to Jhinudanda (Natural hot spring bath).
  • Day 10: Trek Jhinudanda - Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 12: Transfer to the airport for final flight departure.

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 Teahouse or  lodge 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 25 for 15 days and USD 40 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

  • 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. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are 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.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
December 13, 2018
December 24, 2018
Available US$ 899
December 17, 2018
December 28, 2018
Available US$ 899
December 21, 2018
January 01, 2019
Available US$ 899
December 25, 2018
January 05, 2019
Available US$ 899
December 29, 2018
January 09, 2019
Available US$ 899
PRICE FROM US$ 899 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 899
  • 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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