Short Annapurna Base Camp TrekShort Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude4130 meters
  • Starts/EndsNayapool/Sewai
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax
  • Best SeasonAutumn and Spring
  • Gentle walk through the stunning landscapes and attractive villages.
  • Enchanting views of Annapurna massif and other seven thousand meters mountains.
  • Varities of flora and fauna along the Annapurna Conservation Area. 
  • Enjoy yourself mixing up with the culture of local people.
  • Explore the city of Lakes-Pokhara.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

The short Trek to Annapurna Base Camp offers you splendid mountain views, natural landscapes, waterfalls, and alpine forests in quick time. ABC short trek is our customized itinerary for those who have limited time but want to explore the beautiful Annapurna Himalayas. ABC trekkingtakes you through the mountain villages of Ghandruk, Chommrong, Deurali, and to ABC. Trekking to ABC offers varieties of natural beauty and diverse cultures.

Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp is a lifetime experience that offers the sheer beauty of mountains. Trekking is not as difficult compared to other technical trekking trails like EBC Trek. It is measured as a moderate trekking route in the Annapurna region. ABC Trek goes through the gentle trail with slowly gaining elevation. The trail is itself inspiring and the views of the Annapurna massif are mind-boggling. Likewise, during the trek communicate with local people, enjoy their local meals, try to learn their language, and enjoy yourself.

Is ABC Trek 7 Days best for me?

If you are physical fir and mentally prepared to walk for 5-6 hours a day then ABC Hike is ideal for you. 7 days ABC trekking is the best option for those who have a week holiday time frame. If you are experienced enough to walk 5 hours a day then this trek is easy for you. But if you are a bit inexperienced it can be challenging at some point of this trek.

How difficult is the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Comparing the ABC trek to 12 days, this short trek is more challenging and tricky. There will be no acclimatization days, so you must be alert against Altitude sickness. Likewise, the walking hours are like 7-8 hours in a day. Walking 7 hours a day is not easy. Better train your body well to face all the hardships you need to do. Likewise, you never know about the weather in the mountains. So, if in case there are any weather changes, be prepared to face the challenges.

Altitude sickness prevention for Short ABC Trek

As you gain more height the level of oxygen goes down. The high altitude can give you unpredictable effects on your body. Normally, trekking above 3000 meters may give you some mild symptoms of sickness like dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. So, what are the major preventions to avoid sickness during this trek? Never walk too fast at high altitudes. The difficulty is quite tricky on this trek as you have to walk 7 hours a day at high elevations. So, take your time and walk slowly, instead of 7 hours take one hour extra and make it 8. Avoid alcohol as much as you can. Instead drink plenty of water, around 4-5 liters in a day. Focus on eating more healthy vegetable soups once a day and eating well. In case you feel worst then you have to take a rest or even may descend. More importantly, please inform our guide if you feel worse.



Short ABC trekking starts with scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara  via Tourist Bus. It takes approximately 7 hours to reach Pokhara. Enjoy the views of fast flowing rivers, green hills, terrace farmlands, etc. during the drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Pokhara

  • Max Altitude:800 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast

This is the first day of your 7 days short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. After breakfast we will get into a private vehicle and start our journey to Nayapool. It takes around an hour to reach Nayapool. As we take first step on Nayapool, we walk to small village called Birethati to submit the trekking permits. From Birethati, the trail starts to take us to Ghandruk Village. You will walk pass through waterfalls and alpine pasture. As you approach near Ghandruk village, beautiful sight of mountains can be seen. Ghandruk is beautiful Gurung village. In the late evening, you can visit to Gurung Museum and end the day with delicious dinner. Overnight stay at Ghandruk

  • Max Altitude:1940 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy your first breakfast in the Himalayas and then, ascend to Kimrungdanda. From Kimrungdanda, climb down steep trail to reach Kimrung Khola. Again, we will climb up to Chere Danda before descent down to Chommrong. During the walk, embark the wonderful views of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, etc. Overnight stay at Chhomrong

  • Max Altitude:2170 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today our target is to reach small village of Himalaya. It is not typical village but you can find group of lodges. To reach over there, first you need to descend from Chommrong and crossing suspension bridge, the trail takes you to Sinuwa. Pass through beautiful waterfalls and lush green forests. Likewise, the trail goes ascending and descending through Bamboo. If you are lucky, you can see langur monkeys.  Overnight stay at Himalaya.

  • Max Altitude:2820
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Prepare yourself today for challenging as well as exciting of this entire trek. Visit two beautiful base camp within a span of few hours today. The trail goes across old glacial moraines, stunning landscapes, and along with beautiful views of mountains. However, there is always risk of avalanche while trekking to mountains. But, we will get information from the local, check it out and proceed our trail. The moment we reach Machhapuchre Base Camp, splendid views of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, and Hiunchuli can be seen. Likewise, your decisive goal is to reach ABC and enjoy the soaring summit of Annapurna ranges, Mt. Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and many more. Take all the time in the world to capture the 360 degrees views of mountains from ABC. Overnight stay at ABC

  • Max Altitude:4130 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the breakfast and capture the sunrise view striking at the face of mountains in the morning. The trail goes through the same trail while returning back. However, the landscapes, green hills, mountains and forests are always with us till the end of the day. The trail is somewhat easy while descending down. Today we will stay at Bamboo or Sinwua.

  • Max Altitude:2340 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will march ahead to our ending point of the trek. Siwai is our ending point from where we will take local jeep to Nayapool and drive back Pokhara.

  • Max Altitude:800 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast
What's Included
  • International airport pick up and drop off in private vehicle.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project and Trekking Information Management system permit card.
  • Experience and fluent English Speaking Guide.
  • All expenses of guide and porter, like food, accommodation, transport, etc. during the trek.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist Bus.
  • Private Vehicle from Pokhara-Nayapool-Pokhara.
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Guide and Porter Insurance.
  • 2 night accommodation in Pokhara (3 star hotel)
  • All Government and Local taxes.
What's not Excluded
  • Personal expenses during the whole trip.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (after the trek)
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation
  • Tips to Guide and Porter
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