Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, 10 Days
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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, 10 Days

Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 16

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek goes upstream along the Modi Khola to the heart of the Sanctuary and around the central part of the Annapurna Himal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you deep into the Annapurna Himal, Machhapuchhre which can be seen from the city proper of Pokhara, stands in the centre. You will also be able to have a 360 degree panoramic view including Annapurna I, Annapurna South Face and Machhapuchhre North Face. Along the way, you will be visiting Gurung Villages with houses of the hipped slate roofs. On the one hand, you can climb up to the glacial area of 4000m of elevation in a short time and can enjoy a marvelous view of the mountains. On the other, as you gain elevation rapidly, you are risking altitude sickness. The Name “Annapurna” came after the Mount. Annapurna, which is the 10th highest mountain in the world. Annapurna is a series of peaks in the Himalaya, a 55-km-long Massif whose highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8,091 m. It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the most famous river, Kali Gandaki and which separates it from the Mount Dhaulagiri. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which is translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture. The Region, Annapurna is surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre - the famous fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. In addition this area possesses the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge. Annapurna Base camp is a big part of the ultimate Himalayan adventure which offers the chance to get to know the locals intimately and experience their cultural hospitality. Recognized as one of the world’s best trekking destination, this trek takes you through scenic villages, rich oak, and pine and rhododendron forests and affords you spectacular views of the giant snow-peaks- Annapurna I (8019m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchchhre (6999m). Exotic flora and fauna, immense glittering Himalayan ranges, mesmerizing local culture and tradition are the trinkets of this region. Getting to this region you are in for an experience of a life time. ABC Trek is one of the most popular in Nepal and for good reason. ABC is surrounded by a cirque of awe-inspiring peaks, including the awesome south face of Annapurna I (8,091m), in a natural amphitheater which is quite simply mind-blowing. Annapurna Base Camp Route starts from Pokhara with a short drive to the road head. We ascend well-trodden trails through terraced farmland and traditional villages. As we climb through ancient oak and rhododendron forest, across sparkling streams and past waterfalls, the world of snow and ice starts to unfold above us. This combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, coupled by the majestic splendor of Machapuchare (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek. Climbing up the Modi Khola valley towards the sanctuary we are teased with views of towering peaks and dazzlingly high rock walls with waterfalls tumbling down into the roar of the river below. As the gorge widens, we ascend to Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurana South glacier. The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheater. When we reach our destination, we are spoil with 360?? Views of Himalayan peaks.

Highlights of the Trip:

  • Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, 
  • explore in the valley, 
  • unobstructed sunrise and sunset view over the Himalayas, 
  • pictureaque villages, 
  • experiencing with life style and culture of Gurung people who is very famous for Gorkha arm,walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, 
  • ancient Monastery, old tradition Gurung Museum, waterfalls, 
  • scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara,explore lake city of Pokhara, 
  • walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring.                             

Facts of the Trek

Trek Region
Annapurna Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
10 Days
Highest Elevation
4,130 m ( 13,550 ft)
Moderate to Strenuous
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Winter (Dec-Jan-Feb)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our staff member will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 minutes) and drive to Kimche (1640m/3 hours) by Private Jeep and trek to Ghandruk 1940m/1-2 hours
We fly to Pokhara early in the morning relishing an amazing view of majestic mountains from Ganesh Himal to Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang ranges. We take a short drive to Kimche from Pokhara via Nayapul. From Kimche, we start to trek towards Ghandruk, which is the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. We ascend towards Ghandruk walking on stone steps, enjoying the beautiful landscape in the background. Ghandruk offers a great view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre Himal (6993m). Overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.

Day 3: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2340m/6-7 hours)
Leaving Ghandruk behind, today we trek towards Chhomrong passing through several villages and small streams. We then ascend through a stone staircase that leads us to Kimrung Danda, which offers an up-close view of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). From there, we descend to Kimrung Khola through a forested path filled with oak and fir trees. After crossing the suspension bridge, we make a steep climb up to the ridge to finally reach Chhomrong. After lunch, we will move downhill on a stone staircase and cross Chomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, and then climb out of the side valley through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. We ascend alongside Modi Khola to arrive in Sinuwa. Overnight at a lodge in Sinuwa.

Day 4: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m/5-6 hours)
We ascend through the forest of rhododendron, decorated with orchids and ferns, on a stone-paved trail. We then go downhill on a steep and slippery stone stairway into the deep bamboo and rhododendron forest until reaching Bamboo village. Then, our trail leads us to cross tributary rivers on narrow bridges, and crossing several waterfalls we reach Dovan. We ascend on a stony trail through the forest, then up a steep gorge to Hinku Cave. We walk through large rocks surrounding Hinku Cave to arrive in Deurali. Overnight at a lodge in Deurali.

Day 5: Trek from Deurali to ABC (4130m/4-5 hours)
The trail goes to the east side of the gorge to escape a hazardous avalanche area as we ascend through the rare mix of bamboo and birch. We continue to move uphill, pass a moraine, and go downhill to a stream. Then, short ascends lead us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). We keep ascending uphill on the moraines of South Annapurna Glacier until we reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). There is a marvelous view of the south face of Annapurna rising above the sanctuary to the northwest. After lunch, we will move towards a player-flag wrapped viewpoint to enjoy the breath-taking view of the mountains of Annapurna region along with the surrounding glacier. Overnight at a lodge in ABC.

Day 6: Trek from ABC to Dovan (2505m/5-6 hours)
Early in the morning, wake up for an unobstructed sunrise view over the mountains. We will witness a mesmerizing view of the sun rays touching the mountains that have filled up our skyline. We then retrace our trail as we trek down on the moraines towards MBC. Retracing our trail to Deurali and then trekking through the rhododendron and oak forest, we arrive in Dovan. Overnight at a lodge in Dovan.

Day 7: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong (2170m/5-6 hours)
We move along the rhododendron and bamboo forest until reaching Bamboo. Then, we ascend on the rocky trail through the bamboo and rhododendron forest until reaching Sinuwa. After lunch, we walk on the rocky trail till we cross the bridge over Chhomrong Khola. Then, we move up on a stone staircase until we arrive in Chhomrong. We get to relish remarkable views of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) from our lodge in Chomrong. Overnight at a lodge in Chhomrong. 

Day 8: Trek from Chhomrong to Jhinu Danda (1780m/2-3 hours) and drive to Pokhara (820m/4 hours) by Private Jeep 
Today the trail descends steeply to Jhinu Danda, which is known for its natural hot spring. We continue to descend steeply to the small stream and cross New Suspension Bridge. Then we take Jeep for driving to Pokhara which takes about 4 hours drive via Nayapul. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu 25 minutes 
Early morning, we drive to World Peace Stupa by private vehicle. We can see the 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges from Manaslu to Dhaulagiri range including Machhapuchhre and Annapurna massif as well as picturesque Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake. Then, we walk down to Phewa Lake through the jungle and take a boat to cross Phewa Lake, passing Temple Barahi which is located in the middle of the Lake. In the afternoon, we fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip comes to the end after breakfast in hotel. As per your international flight schedule, our representatives will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport to fly back home. 

# Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip - 10 Days - Arrival to Departure)
All inclusive Trek Price for 1pax (single/individual/solo); USD 1595
All inclusive Trek Price for 2pax basis (couples/friends); USD 1145 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3pax basis (small groups); USD 1110 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4pax basis (small groups); USD 1010 per person

# Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip - 8 Days - Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
All inclusive Trek Price for 1pax (single/individual/solo); USD 1405
All inclusive Trek Price for 2pax basis (couples/friends); USD 1000 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3pax basis (small groups); USD 985 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4pax basis (small groups); USD 910 per person

# Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip - 7 Days - Pokhara to Pokhara)
All inclusive Trek Price for 1pax (single/individual/solo); USD 1020
All inclusive Trek Price for 2pax basis (couples/friends); USD 700 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3pax basis (small groups); USD 670 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4pax basis (small groups); USD 615 per person

Join with Us on a Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 1,010
EUR 941
SFr 934
GBP 788
AUD 1.505
CAD 1.343
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* 1 night deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara.
* Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* 6 nights Lodge/Guest-house accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples and carry 25kg), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 20-30 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water, trekking map.
* All land/ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet, Battery charging and Hot Shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver... 

                                              Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, 10 Days


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