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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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10 days
Max. Elevation
Group Size
Min 2
Tourist Bus, Car and Van
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Hotel and tea houses
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
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Ends at
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  • Fantastic trek into the heart of the Annapurna
  • Top prefered destination in Annapurna Region
  • Lodge-based trek


The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers an excellent opportunity to experience the High Mountain and lowland village climate and culture. Due to the diversity in the region in terms of both, landscapes and ethnic group people are living in the region and along the trail. Some of these ethnic groups are Gurung, Magar, and Thakali. Bharal Adventure has researched thoroughly before creating this trekking holiday. Himalayan walking activity is definitely an intrepid act to do.

Annapurna is a Sanskrit word for “goddess of harvest”.  She is one of the most revered goddesses in Nepal. The massif also holds sacred connotations to Hindus in Nepal and adjoining areas. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers this journey to the goddess of Mountains. This trek is one of the frequented treks in Nepal after Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Therefore, It is a tremendous opportunity to witness the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and sunrise.  Definitely, that would remain alive in memories for years to come tempting you to come to return to the embrace of the Himalayas. 

Best Time For Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Autumn (Sept to Nov)
The weather is stable with the clear blue sky. It is neither too hot nor too cold. Hence, the temperature is just outstanding. The average daily temperature for ABC in this season is 14-15 degrees at day and 5-8 degrees at night. As a result, the views are undisturbed, completely peaceful and clear. As this season will be full of trekkers, it is also safe for solo-trek.

  • Winter (December to February)
Even with some blue sky and sun, it is pretty cold with occasional snowfalls & storms, especially when you reach higher altitudes. December is normally dry, stable, and clear so this month could be a preferable choice. The average daily temperature for ABC in this season is 8-12 degrees at day and less than 2 degrees at night. In this season along with the stunning views, you will find nature & its ecosystem unique and mesmerizing. The blooming rhododendrons, the green hillsides turning into white, pink, and red colors could be observed. 

  • Spring (March to May)
In March/April, the surrounding is colorfully beautiful. Weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Though it will be dry and dusty, but not as many would think. The average daily temperature for ABC at this time is 15-18 degrees at day and 7-8 degrees at night. Though some days may be cloudy as it is pre-monsoon season. Especially, Crystal clear view of unique ecosystem all around. The colorfulness of many blooming flowers in upper hills and trekking paths could be observed.

Trip Itinerary

A representative from Bharal Adventure will greet and accompany the guest from the airport to their hotel. The guests are briefly explained about the program they will be participating on.

Max. altitude



3*** Hotel (Hotel Woodapple or Kathmandu Suite Home & Kathmandu Garden Home)


Bed and Breakfast

Soon after breakfast, the group will set off on a long scenic drive to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. After checking in to the hotel and taking rest, leisure boating on the picturesque Fewa Lake will be arranged for making the evening pleasant.

Today you will have a scenic drive to Ghandruk  for about three and half  hour as you will be preparing for your trek to Chomrong for about 4 hours. You will be amazed to observe the beautiful himalayan ranges of Nepal. 

From here, the trail goes down to the Chhomrong Khola from where ascend begin up to Khuldighar at 2,380m which accommodates an ACAP Check Post. Hereby begins the climb towards Dovan where we will be staying for the night.

This day we will start our 4 hours trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp. We will be able to observe the amazingly beautiful Annapurna Sancturary and then hike through glorious route. We will reach Hinko Cave which is one of the main attractions of the destination. Then we will head towards ddeurali which will direct us to our destination Machhapuchare Base Camp.

We will be exploring the most efficient part of the journey Annapurna Base Camp today early in the morning. We will be able to explore the mesmerizing sunrise view from the Base Camp. The magnificient scenery will leave you speechless. Then, from here, we will be retracing our trail of the day before as we descend down to Bamboo. The trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola on the way to Bamboo where few teahouses and lodges are available for overnight stay.

Today as we pass Khuldighar, we will move towards experimental sheep farm tracing the trail through rhododendron and bamboo forests that descends to Jhinu hot spring where we will relieve all the stress and exhaustion of the journey. The bath at natural hot spring in Jhinu is the best way to beat the anxiety of the expedition.

Following the trail along the right side of Modi Khola for five hours from Jhinu, we will arrive at Birethanti. This walk is one of the most relaxing of the entire trek. From here, twenty minutes walk will take us back to Naya Pul from where we drive for an hour to get back to Pokhara.

A scenic drive from Pokhara will bring the team back to Kathmandu where the evening is spend either relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. 

The airport representative from Bharal Adventure will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight from where you will depart.

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  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-starhotel in Kathmandu
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on rent if require)
  • Bharal Adventure trekking bag/duffel bag & t-shirt is our souvenirs to you
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure 
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,Highway and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


Trekking in Annapurna Base Camp

The journey and adventure with this group were amazing as I met new friends along the trails. Having Deepak as our guide along with Gokul and Santosh as our porter were awesome. Never thought that we would have a helpful, talkative and super friendly guide. Always happy and tried to make our day more enjoyable. The best thing was my friend and I received birthday presents from Arjun and Deepak as our birthdays were happened to be on the next day. Thank you so much for everything and I’m hoping that we will meet again soon!

Taiwan, Province of China

Step into serenity and peace, and taste the freedom of both mind and soul

One of my most memorable experience ever, as the hike was both challenging and invigorating. Once you gather a small moment to catch your breath, you lose it again, as you turn your gaze to the awesome natural surroundings and the breathtaking view. My friends and I in a party of 4, on a cool and sunny November trip, was trying out the Annapurna Base Camp hike. Normally it would take a week and more, but due to the limited time that we had, our hike was rushed in 5 days. Nonetheless, the journey was amazing and the hike itself is definitely worth the effort. Our helpful, funny, encouraging, dependable, friendly and most-importantly prompt guide, Deepak went above and beyond our expectations in providing the best possible service and guidance in our trip. It would not have been such a successful trip had we another guide. Our porter, Rajan that we had was also very funny and made the whole trip filled with laughter. That reduced our level of fatigue and tiredness tremendously. I was really amazed and glad that they had such good command of the English language. I realized communication with these bunch made this trip amazing. Deepak was great in estimating our pace, based on our hiking experience for the first and second day, and managed adjust it according to the limited time we had. Amongst the many selfies and scenery pictures we took along the way, we were able to maximize our time and get to each planned stop before the evening chill hit. Due to another expedition to the Everest Base Camp, Arjun, the owner of Bharal Adventure was unable to join our hike. However, he treated us as friends and took us on some sightseeing around Kathmandu once our hiking trip ended. I cannot stress how much joy I really had travelling with both Deepak, Rajan and Arjun. This will surely not be my last trip with these guys.


Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

We truly enjoyed our 15 days trip with Bharal Adventure. They were a great team, knowledgeable, gracious and are very helpful, their experience showed through when we were up in the ABC trek and our accommodation was secured and well organized. A big thanks to our guide "Suraj Dhakal" & his team which made the whole trek incredibly enjoyable and unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone going to Nepal.

May Leng

Annapurna Basecamp Trekking (Winter)

Hike to Annapurna Base Camp with Bharal Adventure exceed my expectation. Arjun (the guide) & the sherpas are most helpful, friendly and informative guides ever. I was very satisfied as they had all things planned throughout the hike. They also go extra miles to accommodate me. My pace was very slow during ascending and the sherpa assigned to me accompanied me till I arrived to the teahouses. Arjun is very informative person and rich with mountaineering's experience. He gave us all information from coping with altitude sickness, the mountain area, the Nepal's culture & etc. They not only ensure you have safe trek but ensure you have enjoyable journey. I highly recommend to anyone who want to go for trekking in Nepal!

Kamalia K

Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek

My friends and I decided to go on an 8 day trek in Nepal for our grad trip and we couldn't have asked for anyone better than Arjun from Bharal Adventure to guide us through the experience. Right from the beginning of the planning stages, Arjun was extremely helpful and intent on ensuring we would get exactly the package that we wanted. Upon arriving in Nepal, even though I was first going to a retreat in another city before beginning the trek, Arjun came to the airport to pick me up and bring me to my destination. It is actions like this that truly make Bharal Adventure a company that truly cares. Arjun was a very knowledgeable and experienced guide who ensured not only our safety but our enjoyment! He made sure to take pictures for us and we had a lot of fun in the evenings playing Nepali card games. My friends and I now have found a friend in Arjun and we look forward to trekking again with him in the future

Jenna T

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (8 days)

My friends and I did the ABC trek as our grad trip with Arjun as our guide and had the most amazing experience. We were referred to Arjun by another friend and he helped us plan every detail of the trip from the very beginning, from which trek was suitable for us to what to bring and rentals. Our time in Nepal was limited and Arjun planned our trek itinerary accordingly. On the trek itself, Arjun and our two porters were excellent company, encouraging us along the way and teaching us Nepalese card games in the evening. When unfortunate weather made it so that we couldn't have good views at Poon Hill on day 2, Arjun edited our trek schedule so that we would stop in Tadapani in the evening and get amazing Himalayan views from there. I didn't think I would be able to do the trek, but everything went as smoothly as possible thanks to Bharal Adventure. It was definitely one of the most worthwhile and beautiful experiences of my life. I fell in love with Nepal and I'll be back someday to do more treks. Thank you Bharal Adventure!

Farwa N

Great Annapurna Base Camp

I just finished my Annapurna Base Camp trekking. It was really a great experience for me and my friends. Bharal Adventure really did their job really well in arranging the logistic and our guide/porter Lucky is very friendly, helpful and treat us very well. It was a time when we left some of our belongings at Chomrong, he ran and get them back. We were very thankful to him for his hard working. Coming from a tropical country, it was not easy for us trekking in the winter. But with the help from Lucky and his team we managed to do it well. Overall, I recommend everybody to use their service. You won't regret it.

Syam Hairi

Annapurna Base camp

Lead by Arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to Annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking. Sure to look back for them for the next trip to Nepal.

Fadhly Suhaimi

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Really had an amazing experience trekking the scenic treks in Annapurna Base Camp for 13 days starting from 18-30 October 2018 with our great guide Arjun and his porters from Bharal Adventure Pvt Ltd. I would highly recommend them for your next adventure

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Equipment List


This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg including your Hand Bags. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. 

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle high version

  • 1 sleeping bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag  
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches if you do smoke 
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 1 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll

Frequently Asked Questions

The Annapurna Short Base Camp trek is a shorter version of the classic Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal. It offers a condensed but equally scenic trekking experience to the base camp of Annapurna.

 The duration of the Annapurna Short Base Camp trek is typically around 9 to 11 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card for this trek.

The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and the surrounding landscapes. Additionally, trekkers get to experience the local culture of Gurung and Magar communities.

The trek often starts from Nayapul, a town in the Pokhara region of Nepal. The trail then leads through picturesque villages like Ghandruk and Chhomrong before reaching the base camp.

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