Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 7 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 7 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 7 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 7 Days
At a Glance
Duration7 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude4130m
Group Size1+ Pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking
Meal(B/L/D)
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Pokhara
Best TimeMar - May, Sep - Dec

Follow a well-established trekking route to the base of the tenth-highest mountain in the world during the short Annapurna Base Camp trek. Walk through a variety of vegetation and terrain on this short yet adventurous 7 days trek in the beautiful Annapurna region. Get to explore the beautiful villages and witness majestic mountain views. Embark on a lifetime journey in the western Himalayas of Nepal.

The short Annapurna Base Camp trek 7 days is a perfect package for anyone looking for a quick adventure. This extraordinary trek will take you into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, home of many flora and fauna. Trek through forested slopes and cross-suspension bridges. If you have 2-3 days extra, add Ghorepani and Poon Hill to your short Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary.

Highlights

  • Follow a well-established route to the base of the tenth-highest mountain in the world, Annapurna Base Camp
  • A short classic trek that can be completed in just a week
  • An adventurous trek in the western Himalayas of
  • Walk through a variety of vegetation and terrain
  • Explore the beautiful villages of the Annapurna region and the Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Explore lush forests, verdant valleys, and glacier moraines
  • A perfect package for anyone looking for a quick adventure
  • Cross rivers and streams on the way via hanging suspension bridges
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, etc
  • Witness stunning mountain panoramas along with diverse landscapes

What to expect during the short Annapurna Base Camp trek?

You will be starting the Annapurna Base Camp short trek with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the first day of the trip. From Pokhara, take a drive to the trailhead and begin trekking, following dense forest and mountain villages.

From the starting point of the trek, Syauli Bazar, you will reach the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m/13,550 ft) in three days of walking. On the way, you will spend nights in Chhomrong village and at the Himalaya Hotel. Pass by Hinku Cave and enter the Annapurna Sanctuary.

The trail then gets narrow as you continue to the base camp of Mount Annapurna, passing by the Machhapuchhre Base Camp on the way. You will spend a night at the Annapurna Base Camp and next day, descend to Sinuwa. The trek ends at Syauli Bazar.

In between the trek, you will have a lifetime experience, interacting with the locals and discovering different species of flora and birds. The constant ascents and descents will surely challenge your mind and body, but you will feel rejuvenated at the end of the journey.

Experience the authentic Himalayan voyage and cultural diversity of Nepal during the short Annapurna Base Camp trekking. Enjoy comfortable lodge overnight stays. Similarly, our short Annapurna Base Camp trek guide will ensure your safety.

The trail offers jaw-dropping landscapes and panoramas of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), Fishtail (6,993 m/22,943 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459 ft), and numerous others.

Who can do the Annapurna Base Camp trek 7 days?

If you are looking for a classic trek in Nepal, then the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the answer for you. We have designed this shorter version of our 15 days Annapurna Base Camp trek for trekkers looking for a quick ABC trekking option. We also have a 10 days ABC trek package. Feel free to contact us if you want to customize the itinerary.

If you are an active individual or have decent fitness, you can join us on the short Annapurna Base Camp trek. This trek package does not include arrival and departure to/from Kathmandu, so you have to be in the city at least one day before the trek starts. Similarly, you can also start and end the ABC trek from Pokhara.

How to prepare for a short ABC trek?

To prepare for the short Annapurna Base Camp trek, start training your mind and body for the Himalayan terrain and environment. You can do strength training and cardio. These will help you improve your stamina, focus, endurance, and core strength.

Likewise, you also have to go on regular walks or day hikes to form a long walking habit. For the preparation of your mind, research the trail and practice meditation. The Himalayas can get overwhelming, so it will help you calm down.

Short Annapurna Base Camp trek packing

Our team will send you a comprehensive packing checklist for the short Annapurna Base Camp trek after the trek booking. Below, we have made a table of things required during the trek to provide you with a general idea:

Clothes Gear Toiletries First aid Miscellaneous Documents
Underwear, basic t-shirts/pants, thermal layer, fleece jacket/pant, windbreaker, raincoat, down jacket, socks, gloves, hat, etc Trekking boots, normal slipper/shoes, trekking pole, sleeping bag, map, compass, pocket knife, dry towel, etc Toothpaste/brush, comb, small mirror, SPF, lip balm, moisturizer, deodorant, wet wipes, soap, face wash, etc Band aid,general medicine, insect repellent, crack bandage, ointment, Diamox, pain reliever, etc Reusable water bottle, adapter, power bank, spare batteries, water purification tablets, snacks, bars, journal, etc Nepali cash, passport, travel visa, permits, passport size photo, travel insurance details, etc

Are you ready for the journey?

As the upcoming trekking season is around the corner, there couldn't be a better time to book the short Annapurna Base Camp trek 2024 to 2025. If you feel you are unready for the trek, talk to our team and clear your concerns. We will help you to prepare for the trek and give you the right information to make the journey seamless.

Why do the short Annapurna Base Camp trek with Trekking Guide Team Adventure?

You can do the short Annapurna Base Camp trek 7 days. We offer the finest trek service and price in the Nepali market. Not only that, you will get great value for your money with us as our team will curate the journey to suit you the best.

Our more than 17 years of expertise in the industry and a very reliable team allow us to offer you some of the most adventurous treks in the Himalayas at an unbelievable cost. You can trek safely and confidently with the Trekking Guide Team Adventure.

We assure a transparent policy and pricing. Similarly, our itineraries are flexible to modify, and you can always extend your trip to Nepal with us at short notice. Our team will do their best to serve you and make sure you are having a great time in Nepal.

Itinerary
Tour PlanExpand All

We will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara today. It is a half-day ride. Leaving Kathmandu, we will follow smooth hillsides and drive along the Trishuli river. The ride offers beautiful landscapes and mountain views. Upon reaching Pokhara, settle in the hotel and spend the evening enjoying the serenity of the Phewa Lake.

Max Altitude: 822 m/2,697 ftAccommodation: Hotel

In the morning, drive from Pokhara to Syauli Bazar via Nayapul. During the drive, you will get to witness beautiful countryside views. From Syaulibazar, start trekking via small villages and lush forests to Ghandruk village.

We can see mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Fishtail, etc, along the trail. The trail then ascends from Ghandruk village to Chhomrong, where we will spend the night. On the way, we will cross several suspension bridges.

Max Altitude: 2,170 m/7,119 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

From Chhomrong village, the trail descends and crosses the Chhomrong Khola. After crossing the, we will trek via settlements like Sinuwa and Khuldigar. The trail goes through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo. Soon, we will arrive at a settlement called Bamboo and ascend from here to the Himalaya Hotel.

Max Altitude: 2,920 m/9,580 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

The trail goes uphill from the Himalaya Hotel, following a narrow gorge. We will continue walking along the Modi Khola glacier valley. The route is forested. On the way, we will come across the Hinku Cave, which is a large overhanging rock. The trail then enters the Annapurna Sanctuary. Further, we will trek on narrow, steep tracks and pass by Machhapuchhre Base Camp before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp.

Max Altitude: 4,130 m/13,550 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Begin the morning with majestic mountain views and a warm cup of tea. After breakfast, we will leave the Annapurna Base Camp and descend steeply. The trail comes out of the Annapurna Sanctuary and descends to the Himalaya Hotel. From here, we will further trek down via lush forest to Sinuwa for the night stay. The mountain views are fantastic along the way.

Max Altitude: 2,340 m/7,677 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Today is our last day of the trek. We will trek from Sinuwa to Syauli Bazar. The trail ascends and descends through lush forests of rhododendron and pine. We will trek via small settlements on the way and also cross rivers and streams. From Syauli Bazar, hop on a local jeep and drive back to Pokhara. The remaining day is free in the city.

Max Altitude: 1,500 m/4,921 ftMeals: Breakfast and lunchAccommodation: Hotel

On this day, we will drive back to Kathmandu. The highway is the same as before. Like last time, we will witness beautiful views of hills, rivers, and waterfalls. Soon, we will reach Kathmandu, and the guide will drop you at the hotel. The rest of the day in Kathmandu is leisure. Relax, explore, and shop. In the late evening, our team will meet you for a farewell dinner.

Max Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ftMeals: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel
Route Map
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 7 days
Cost Details
Included
  • Your daily meal main course (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Hotel in Pokhara (Splendid View or similar categories) with 3-star bed & breakfast for 2 nights.
  • One experience English speaking trekking guide & one porter for each two tourists. If you are a solo traveler, then porter is not included.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Siwai/Syaulibazar and Siwai/Syaullibazar to Pokhara by local sharing jeep or by taxi, which is trekking starting and ending point.
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System. (TIMS)
  • Insurance for guide & porters.
  • All accommodation during the trek available normal lodge/tea houses. (run by Nepali families in sharing basis, rooms will be in doemitory style with outside toilet)
  • Our service charge.
Excluded
  • Personal equipment for trekking. (sleeping bag, down jackets, gloves, sun glass, sunscreen, trekking stick, trekking shoes, medicines for head ache, stomachache, fever and common cold.)
  • Nepal entry visa fee you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal. (covers Helicopter rescue)
  • Lunch & dinner in your Kathmandu & Pokhara depend on food item $USD 3-7 per item. You can choose from menu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Kathmandu accommodation.
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water, soup)
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
  • Personal expenses, personal hygiene.
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options
  • Extra Night Accommodation: If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement.You can mail us at [email protected] It is available by adding extra cost.
     
  • Extra Programs: If you want extra programs like taking a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara  to Kathmandu and want travel  by private a car from Kathmandu to Pokhara or 2 night/ 3 days Chitwan  Jungle safari package or 1 Day River Rafting or 1 Day hiking in Kathmandu valley Please contact us on What's App 977-9851229400. It is available by adding extra cost. We will organize it as per your wish and requirement. 
     
  • Kathmandu accommodation: Kindly let us know the hotel your are staying in Kathmandu. If you let us know it will be easy for us to meet you.If you want Kathmandu accomodation kindly let us know. We will book Nivas Boutique Home or similar category.  The cost Per night is USD 45 in twin sharing basis with breakfast.
     
  • Solo Traveller: If you are a solo traveller porter is not included. If you want it we can organize it for you. Porter will carry your luggage and you can carry your day bag only. The porter will carry your luggage in a ruck sack bag and 1 porter carries maximum 20 kg. You can leave your suitcase with unnecessary luggage and free store in Pokhara Hotel. 
     
  • Tribhuwan International one time Airport pick up: It is not included in the package. If you want it can be available in additional cost of USD 20.
     
  • Upgrade the transportation to flight: You can upgrade your bus ride to flight at a minimal cost. It will provide you with extra time in the city to explore and rest.


     
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EndsJuly 01, 2024
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Looking for a date? Please get in touch. The dates are flexible and can be scheduled as per your schedule.

Additional Info
  • Our trek will be in a very beautiful part of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Expect to trek about 6-7 hours daily or about 10-15 Kms per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be enjoyable, and it is suitable for fit people in to their early 60’s. This trek is the most popular trek for those wishing to get wonderful views of the Himalayan peaks.
     

Short Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty & altitude sickness

The short Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty is moderate. It is an adventure hiking via rugged terrain and lush forest. Fit individuals can do the short Annapurna Base Camp trek. There are two main requirements for this trek- first, you should be able to walk 6 to 7 hours a day and second, you should be fine with high altitude.

The trek starts through dense forests. The trail ascends and descends constantly and enters the Annapurna Sanctuary. From her onwards, you will traverse steep, narrow tracks. Likewise, glacier walking is also required. No technical climbing skill is needed, but you will need good stamina, strength, and endurance.

Similarly, there is also the risk of altitude sickness during the short Annapurna Base Camp trek. The trail ascends to 4,130 meters (13,550 ft) in 3 days. As you gain high altitude in a short time, you may see symptoms of altitude sickness if not acclimated properly.

Acclimatization day is not necessary if you are strong and well prepared. For further precaution, keep yourself hydrated and have lots of good food to avoid altitude sickness. Be aware of symptoms like insomnia, vomiting, headache, nausea, difficulty in breathing, etc.

Is travel insurance needed for the short ABC trek?

Travel insurance is compulsory for the short Annapurna Base Camp trek. It should cover emergency air evacuation along with medical bills. As the Annapurna Base Camp short trek sees high altitudes and involves the risk of injuries or unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is important to provide you with needed assistance on time.

This trek goes above 4,000 meters, so your insurance policy should cover overage for such altitudes. Further, you can also include flight cancellations and lost, stolen, or damaged personal items in the travel insurance.

Carefully read the terms and conditions of the insurance policy. Be aware of any exclusions, limitations, or specific requirements, and ask your insurance provider for clarification if needed.

Accommodation and meals during the trek

The accommodation during the short Annapurna Base Camp trek is the lodge. It is a simple accommodation with basic facilities. Twin shared rooms are common, with mainly shared washrooms. Single rooms and private washrooms are only available in a few villages. You will need a sleeping bag for this trek. The rooms are small but clean.

The rooms will be shared between two trekkers. They are nothing special but simple and convenient. We will book the best available lodges for you. You will get a clean bed and blanket to spend the night. A sleeping bag is recommended for extra comfort.

In meals, you will get a good variety of food like dal bhat, thukpa, fried rice, rice and curries, momo, noodles, burgers, pasta, porridge, soup, pancakes, etc. The breakfast menu ranges from toast, eggs, oats, muesli, chapati, and sandwiches. You will also get bakery items. Vegetarian food is widely available.

Boiled drinking water is widely available. You can use water purification for extra safety. Likewise, a variety of tea, coffee, and energy drinks are available throughout the trail. We highly recommend having lemon tea, ginger tea, and hot lemon with honey daily to keep yourself hydrated.

What is the best time to do the short Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

For the most favorable weather conditions for short Annapurna Base Camp trekking, we recommend doing this trek in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The weather is generally stable, with warm temperatures during the day and cool nights in these two seasons. Likewise, clear skies provide excellent visibility, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

The temperature ranges from 0°C to 20°C in these months. From March to May, the trail blossoms with rhododendrons. The scenery is wonderful in the spring season. Likewise, if you wish to feel the warmth of Nepali festivity, trek between September - November (autumn). These months are the peak time for the short Annapurna base camp trek, and the trail is also quite crowded.

Short Annapurna Base Camp trek in winter (December to February) and summer/monsoon (June to August)

The short Annapurna Base Camp trek in winter and summer/monsoon is a good time to do this trek but it will be cold in winter season and in Monsoon season it will be rainy. Winter brings colder temperatures and snowfall. If the weather is clear you will be able to enjoy the clear view.  

Guide and porter during the short Annapurna Base Camp trek

Guide and porter make the short Annapurna Base Camp trek doable. They will support you during the trek. From showing the trail to making sure you are safe and arranging all the logistics, they will ensure a hassle-free trek. You will trek with a native from a native region.

Our mountain guides have numerous years of expertise. They are reliable and friendly travel companions who will make the short Annapurna Base Camp trek journey memorable for you. Likewise, you will also trek with porters. They carry duffel bags, which allow you to travel freely.

Some helpful tips

  • Each trekker has a 10 kg weight limit for the duffel bag and a 5 kg weight limit for the day pack.
  • Tip guide and porter at the end of the trek. Usually, trekkers tip 10-15% of the package cost.
  • You have to get a Nepali travel visa by yourself. It is easy to obtain. You can apply for it at the Nepalese Embassy in your country or upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Make sure to check the updated travel visa status.
  • Expenses like shopping, tips, travel insurance, additional food and drinks, international flight tickets, etc, are not covered in our short Annapurna Base Camp trek cost. Budget these expenses accordingly and also keep some emergency funds aside.
  • Payment via cards is accepted in Kathmandu and Pokhara in malls, hotels, restaurants, and bis shops. However, you will need to carry a Nepali rupee to use in the local market and during trekking. Make sure to check the exchange rate before exchanging your money at a bank or money exchange center.
FAQs

It takes seven days to complete the short Annapurna Base Camp trek from Kathmandu. If you are in Pokhara, you can complete the trek in 5 days. Likewise, our short Annapurna Base Camp trek 7 days does not include arrival and departure to/from Kathmandu. If you add them, the itinerary will be 9 days long.

Beginner trekkers can do the short Annapurna Base Camp trek if they are physically fit. It is a good option to consider if you are looking for a quick venture in the Himalayas. A short trek usually includes long hours of walking, so make sure you are capable of that.

The short Annapurna Base Camp trek is moderately challenging. The trek can be difficult for some trekkers, but anyone with decent fitness and willpower can complete the ABC trek.

Yes, you can sleep at the Annapurna Base Camp. There are a few lodges off the glacier where the trekkers spend the night. You will need a sleeping bag though because the blankets provided in the lodges will not be enough.

Yes, the short Annapurna Base Camp trek is worth it if you are looking for an adventurous and quick yet less challenging trip in the Annapurna region. Likewise, reaching the base of the tenth-highest mountain in the world also lets you feel a huge accomplishment.

No, the short Annapurna Base Camp trek is not harder than the Everest Base Camp. In terms of time, terrain, and altitude, EBC is tougher than the ABC trek.

During the short Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will cover 50 kilometers (31 miles). Each day, you will trek 11 kilometers (7 miles) on average.

The short Annapurna Base Camp trek costs range from USD 650 to USD 950 per person. We have the best short Annapurna Base Camp trek cost in the market with top-notch service. You can also customize the trip as per your budget. Get in touch with us for more information.

You may need to use Diamox during the short Annapurna Base Camp trek if you see symptoms of altitude sickness. Make sure to take any medicine under the guidance of your take guide because he is trained to provide first aid during trekking in the Himalayas.

The best time to do the short Annapurna Base Camp trek is during Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (end of September, October, and November). Likewise, you can also do this trek in the winter season (December, January, and February) if you can handle the cold.

Trekking alone (without a guide) to the Annapurna Base Camp is not allowed from April 1st, 2023. You have to do this trek with a guide. You can either trek in a group or privately.

To do the Annapurna Base Camp trek from Pokhara, you need at least 5 days.

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