Max Height

4130 m / 13549.87 .ft

Trip Days

8 Days




$629 729

* Group Discount Available

Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is an adventure filled expedition which takes you through the wild landscapes to the base of Mount Annapurna (8,091m), the world’s 10th tallest peak. The magnetic beauty of Mount Fishtail and charm of the natural terrain and icy trails greet you along the way. The major highlights of the trek are an Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you through the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk, lush rhododendron forests, and sparse vegetation fields. You will get to enjoy the view of a few waterfalls and icy streams along the way. The rugged terrain and wild natural beauty make you feel rejuvenated. You get to know the traditional culture and way of life of rural Nepalese people. The brightly colored and well-kept tea houses and restaurants are found along the way where you can get good rest and enjoy the traditional Nepalese cuisine. In the evening you will have a good entertainment with singing and dancing in Nepalese folk tunes by our team.

The hike through an icy trail around Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp is quite slippery, so you will have to be careful. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek walking through the Annapurna region with its stunning view of the huge Annapurna range right in front of you will give you an awesome experience that you are not likely to forget ever. We assure you that you will have a lifetime experience through this trek to Annapurna Base Camp.  

Trip Highlights:

  • Trek through Gurung village of Ghandruk and visit the Gurung Museum.
  • Traverse into the heart of Annapurna region for stunning panoramic views of Annapurna range.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Annapurna south and Mount Machhapuchre from the base camp.
  • Experience sunrise and sunset over the giant Himalayan peaks from the base camp.
  • The major highlights of the trek are Ghandruk village, Annapurna Base Camp, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
  • Day 2 : Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,365ft)
  • Day 3 : Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360m/7743ft) 6-7 hours
  • Day 4 : Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m/10597ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 5 : Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft) 4 hours
  • Day 6 : Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2300m/7546ft) 6-7 hours
  • Day 7 : Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1770m/5807ft) 4-5 hours
  • Day 8 : Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (5-6 hours) and drive to Pokhara

What's included ?

  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel in a deluxe bus and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara travel in a private taxi
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (2 nights twin sharing room at Pokhara).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Local sim card
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.

What's excluded ?

  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Accomodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Please Check Available Dates for The Year of:
Start Date End Date Status Price
2nd Mar, 2024 9th Mar, 2024 Available USD 629
5th Mar, 2024 12th Mar, 2024 Available USD 629
8th Mar, 2024 15th Mar, 2024 Available USD 629
11th Mar, 2024 18th Mar, 2024 Available USD 629
14th Mar, 2024 21st Mar, 2024 Available USD 629
17th Mar, 2024 24th Mar, 2024 Available USD 629
20th Mar, 2024 27th Mar, 2024 Available USD 629
23rd Mar, 2024 30th Mar, 2024 Available USD 629
26th Mar, 2024 2nd Apr, 2024 Available USD 629
29th Mar, 2024 5th Apr, 2024 Available USD 629

Physical Fitness

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for visiting Nepal, and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in. With that said, for a standard trek of moderate grading (Everest Base Camp Trek is an example of moderate) the daily activity will be 7-8 hours, and elevation will generally not exceed 5,500 meters. The day’s trekking is sustained and will involve both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow. A typical day would include a number of climbs or descents of 500 meters or more, starting after breakfast, resting at lunch, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trek, it is important to begin a training requirement at least 4 months before departing for Nepal. Three to four hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking on the trek. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not the end goal, rather endurance is the focus, and will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

There are two main seasons in which Nepal sees the most amount of visitors. Fall (September through November) being the most popular, and spring (March to May) coming in close behind. The summer months of June, July and August are the monsoon season and as such the trails are mostly washed out, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Not to mention the view is non-existent. Still, there are a few places that lie in rain shadow areas and see significantly less rain if any at all, and summer can be a good time to visit these places. Winter is dry, but extremely cold and high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate to a greater degree and the daytime temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, the temperature starts to decrease as you gain altitude. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -10 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. However, it does not change as much in lower hilly regions and the nights are slightly colder than days.

Fall is the most popular because it’s after the monsoons, and the air is dry, the days are sunny, and everything is green in the lower valleys from the excessive rains. Spring is a popular choice because some rain returns, but the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day begins with a cup of tea at around 6 in the morning. It is advised to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack in these early hours. After having breakfast, we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is designed to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. Following a good morning’s walk, we make stop for lunch at around 11.30 am. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop. You can explore the surrounding or use the time according to your own consent. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 3-4 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read or stroll around the area. You can converse with the local people and observe their lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations

During the length of the trek, the accommodation style is commonly referred to as teahouse. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, meeting place, and boarding house for tourists. Electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Teahouses may use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary.

Most teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place dormitories are the norm. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the teahouse and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove to provide heat. The menu will have Nepali style western foods such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Also on the menu is the traditional Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Travel Insurance

Many expeditions and tours require that travel insurance is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other treks and tours may not. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are few direct flights. Travel in and out can encounter some disruptions and if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are included. The next reason to choose insurance is that, though every safeguard is in place during your tour, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident. Read the fine print of insurance policies to ensure trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. It is impossible to have a relaxing trip without the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

For entry into Nepal, there are visa requirements everyone (except Indian nationals) must complete before being allowed to pass through immigration. This is for air travel as well as overland transportation. Most visitors may obtain a visa to enter Nepal, however, there are exceptions. There are a number of entry points where you can obtain the visa upon arriving by land, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one for air transport.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Three options are available for entry

15-day single entry: US $30

30-day single entry: US $50

90-day multiple entries: US $125

Please have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry, and have cash ready, preferably in US dollars, though there are other currencies Nepal Immigration accepts. If you are entering via overland, you must have US cash and 3 passport photos. For arrival by air, the kiosks at the airport take your picture for you.

For the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa information, visit the Nepal Department of Immigration website.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3000 meters. Some of the symptoms of AMS are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath and cerebral pain. The treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution. We also equip our staffs with cell phones and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking Water

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When choosing to visit less developed countries it is a concern that all travelers should consider. A few options are available when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water which could cause disruption of an otherwise fun adventure. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has not been opened previously. Plastic bottle refuse is a problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Your local outdoor store can help with choosing what option might be best to use in conjunction with a reusable bottle. Your guide can also steer you to water that has been filtered and purified so ask him or her what is available.

Arrival Instruction

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your name being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. The representatives are responsible to escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will see men offering you to carry luggage and take you to your destination as you exit the airport. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the designated representatives and follow their instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on your luggage and belongings to avoid any complicacies.

How to Book Your Tour

Before booking any tour, please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or faxing the form to your nearest company representative.

It’s important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.

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    Josephine Kwan
    Mar 21, 2022
    I hiked to Annapurna Base Camp and this was my first time going on a hike that is more than one day and of this high altitude. It was really a wonderful and amazing experience aside from the beautiful view on base camp. All our transportation to airport or bus station etc were well taken care of by Nepal Ascent Treks before and after our hiking which is great as we are going to Nepal for the first time and is not familiar to the places. The accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara City and teahouses along our trek were comfortable. And not forgetting our hiking guide, Raaj, and our porter were really awesome and helpful along our hiking journey. I am grateful to successfully reach ABC safely with them.
  • Jona Kwan

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    Jona Kwan
    Mar 21, 2022
    Namaste 🙏. Annapurna Base Camp trek reconnect my soul with the beauty of nature; along the way, you will be able to immense yourself with numerous snow capped mountains, gorges, rivers, waterfalls, suspended bridges, flora and fauna and not forgetting the lovely and friendly people of Nepal. Their cultures and diversities are just awesome. Once you are at the Annapurna Base Camp, 4130m asl, you will witness the magnificent sunset and sunrise upon the majestic mountains range and their numerous peaks in the region. We are very happy with the excellent and professional services rendered by Nepal Accent Treks, especially Mr. Sittal, the person who arranged everything before the trip. Our guide Mr. Raaj Subedi, is the there for us from day 1 when we arrived at Kathmandu until we completed the trip. The trek to ABC which took us 7 days is made possible because we had a good guide. A big thank you. Not forgetting our porter, Mr Bharat Shrestha, a fun guy. Our belongings are in his good hands and our duffel bags were ready in our room at teahouses before we reached. Awesome! Thank you Nepal Ascent Trek.
  • Sanjay Chandran

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek With NAT

    Sanjay Chandran
    Jan 28, 2019
    Nepal Ascent Treks did a fantastic job. Everything went off super smooth from the warm welcome by Sittal the owner, to the logistics and planning of the trip. Our guide Rana maintained a precise schedule until the last day. Rana was extremely cheerful throughout and kept our spirits high. Our porter Ram was Superman in disguise carrying our bags up with a smile. The tea houses they arranged were the best available. Would highly recommend this young outfit with local professional ownership and staff for your treks in the region.
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    8 Days Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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    8 Days
  • Accommodation
    Finest hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights & tea house during trek
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    All meals included during the trek
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