Annapurna Basecamp Short Trek - 9 Days

Things to Know
  • Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Altitude 4130 Annapurna Basecamp
  • Trip Type Hiking
  • Start and End Kathmandu and Kathmandu
  • Best Time Spring and autumn
What You’ll Do
  • Short, Easy, and Stimulating Journey to World Iconic Path
  • Scenic Flight to Pokhara: Experience a flight with breathtaking mountain views
  • Natural Wonders: Discover lush hills, valleys, rivers, forests, and mountains
  • Annapurna Sanctuary: Trek through a sanctuary surrounded by majestic mountains
  • Charming Villages: Encounter traditional villages and people with a rich Buddhist culture
  • Base Camps Visit: Explore both Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • Stunning Mountain Views: Marvel at the sights of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Lamjung, and more

A Quick Adventure

The Short Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is a special trip made for those who want to see the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal but have limited time. This area is known for its stunning mountain views and is often called a natural paradise. Annapurna Base Camp is so breathtaking that it feels like stepping into a real-life heaven. Every year, many travellers come to Nepal to enjoy this beauty. However, not everyone has enough time for the longer, standard trek to ABC. The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a shorter and easier hiking package designed for travellers dreaming of reaching Annapurna Base Camp. Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary, this journey is filled with fun, adventure, and breathtaking mountain views. 

The trek begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we drive to Jhinu Danda and then gradually climb to Sinuwa. Next, we ascend to Bamboo, Deurali and  Annapurna Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Lamjung, and Mt. Nilgiri. After enjoying time at the base camp, we descend to Bamboo and return to Pokhara via Jhinu Danda. This itinerary allows you to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek within a short time frame.

Book Annapurna Base Camp trek for 2024/2025 

We are taking bookings for the Annapurna base camp trek 2025 spring and autumn departure. If you are right on time, you can also do the Annapurna base camp trek in off-seasons like summer & winter. Talk to our travel consultants for more information or if you want to customize the Annapurna base camp trek itinerary. We have both group departures and private trek options. Likewise, for travellers who are in Pokhara and want to do the ABC trek, you can join our Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara. Our team will make all the reservations, and you can join the trek right away. Hands down, this is the best Annapurna base camp trek package you'll come across at a genuine price.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to  Sinuwa

Day 3: Trek from  Sinuwa to Deurali

Day 4: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 5: Explore ABC, trek back to Bamboo

Day 6: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (enjoy hot springs)

Day 7: Short Trek then drive to Pokhara

Day 8: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 9: Departure

The Best Months to Trek to ABC

The Annapurna region has everything you could ask for stunning beauty, towering mountains, quaint villages, warm weather, and relaxing hot springs. Most of the Annapurna trail involves walking up and down steps, so it's important to be well-prepared for the trek. The incredible mountain views will leave you speechless as you explore this enchanting place. To make the most of your trip, consider choosing our unique itinerary. We've carefully crafted it over the years to include all the highlights.

Trekking around the famous Annapurna Sanctuary is an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever. Choosing the right month is key. The best months to trek to Annapurna base camp are pre-monsoon are February, March, April and May.  If you are set on trekking post-monsoon, we highly recommend trekking in late September, October, November and December. The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek by Iconic Holiday Nepal is perfect for those who want to see the beautiful Annapurna region but don’t have much time. This trek offers a fantastic adventure with stunning views, cultural experiences, and the convenience of a shorter trip. Join us for this unforgettable journey to Annapurna Base Camp.

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  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time1 hours

Upon arrival, one of our officials will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will take you to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

  • Altitude2,340m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time20 min flight, drive then 3 hour trek

Begin your Annapurna Base Camp trek with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Upon arrival, soak in the serene beauty of Pokhara, nestled beside the glistening Phewa Lake and surrounded by the Annapurna Himalayas. After a brief respite, embark on a scenic drive to Jhinu Danda, the starting point of your trek. From Nayapul, follow the trail that winds through terraced fields, quaint villages, and lush forests, gradually ascending towards Sinuwa (2340m)

  • Altitude2,310 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

Hike from Chhomrong to Bamboo. Pass through lush forests and tranquil streams, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. Rest for the night in a Bamboo village.


  • Altitude4,130 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

We leave Deurali and follow a route that passes through the Modi Khola glacier valley past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which ultimately takes us to the Annapurna Base Camp. Otherwise, the trek will start from Deurali. Machhapuchhre Base Camp offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, but we will continue trekking north until we reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Throughout the journey, we will be walking close to the Annapurna glaciers. From Annapurna Base Camp, we get a 360-degree view from Hiunchuli, Annapurna ranges - including Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare. 

  • Altitude2,310m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

After enjoying breakfast and enjoying the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas, we start our trek, which will eventually take us out of Annapurna Sanctuary. However, we first retrace our steps out of Modi River Valley to reach Bamboo Village - the destination for the day.

  • Altitude1,780 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

Our trek continues, we head down to Kimrong Khola, and from there, the path ascends and passes through the serene rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests, ultimately leading to Chhomrong village.  However, we continue until we reach a small peaceful settlement called Jhinu Danda. This village has nearby riverside hot springs, where we soothe our tired muscles. We will be staying at Jhinu Danda for the night.

  • Altitude822 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time5-6 hours

Today will be the last day of the trek. We leave Jhinu Danda and follow the dust road along the right of Mardi Khola. After a leisurely walk for 3 to 4 hrs, we reach Ghandruk Phedi. From Ghandruk Phedi, we first drive to Birethanti, then Nayapul until we reach Pokhara.

  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time3-4 sightseeing and 20 min flight

After breakfast, start your day early with a visit to Pumdikot to see the Shiva Statue. Then, make your way to the World Peace Stupa for breathtaking views. Finally, explore Devi's Fall. Return to Pokhara for a brief rest before your flight to Kathmandu.

    It’s the end of our exciting journey in the Annapurna region! Today we conclude our 9 days at Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. One of our airport representatives will accompany you to the International Airport for your flight back home.

    Trip Cost Details
    • Airport Pick-up and Drop Service during international and domestic flight schedule
    • Two-way domestic flight costs from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa
    • 2-night accommodation in a 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
    • 1-night accommodation in 3-star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
    • Private Transportation During the Trek
    • Twin-sharing tea house accommodations during the trek
    • Meals while on the treks (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    • Tea/Coffee and Seasonal Fruits Everyday
    • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide and his Salary, food, equipment, and insurance
    • Porters to help Trekkers  luggage. (1 porter for every 2 trekkers. 9 kg per trekker maximum luggage weight limit)
    • All applicable permits
    • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu after trek ends
    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Travel and Health Insurance, which covers emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • Tipping: For guide and porter
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