Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is designed for those who have limited time for trekking but want to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. After the motor road connecting Nayapul/Birethanti to Simrung near Jhinu Danda, it became possible to make the Annapurna Base Camp trek within 7 days except for the Kathmandu part. But if you want to make it less than 7 days you need to use a flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Including the Kathmandu part, at least 10 days are required including arrival, departure, and a one-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city. The short ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trek leads directly to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) without visiting the famous viewpoint Ghorepani Pool Hill (3210 m).

The Short Annapurna Base Camp trek starts from Simrung and ends at Simrung. There is an off-road drive from Nayapul to Simrung village but from Pokhara to Nayapul on Blacktop Road. Of course, drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on Blacktop Road, but it's also possible if you prefer to use flight.

A short Annapurna base camp trek route located in the heart of the Annapurna Himalayan range offers incredible views of the massive Annapurna Himal including Hiunchuli (6434 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters), Annapurna I (8091 meters), Gangapurna (7454 meters), Annapurna III (7555 meters), Machhapuchhre (6997 meters) meaning “Fishtail”, and other beautiful peaks.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best legendary and classical treks in the world, offering the chances to observe and explore the typical Nepali villages, and traditional way of life. The trek route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters elevation.

Besides, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek also offers a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains.

The package cost for Teahouse/Lodge Trek is based on group size and level of service. Anyway, Alpine Adventure Club offers the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with competitive price and committed to giving the best value of the payment.


Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) drive by Tourist Bus
Day 04: Pokhara drive to Simrung Village or Matque then trek to Chhomrong (2170m)
Day 05: Chhomrong trek to Himalaya Hotel (2900m)
Day 06: Himalaya trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp trek to Bamboo (2310m)
Day 08: Bamboo trek to Simrung Village then drive to Pokhara
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m) drive by Tourist Bus
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu

Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point: Simrung Village/Matque
Trek End Point: Simrung Village/Matque
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse/Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June/September-November
Max Elevation: 4130m
Duration: 10 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him, and he will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m)
Our trekking guide will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:00 am. This is 7 hours scenic drives through mountain terrain. On the way, the bus stops for half an hour for lunch. Then drive continues till you reach Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful valley and gateway to Annapurna Trekking. Evening you enjoy strolling around Lakeside street market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara drive to Simrung Village or Matque then trek to Chhomrong (2170m)
Today After breakfast, We will start driving to Simrung or Matque via Nayapul and Bhrethanti. This drive covers 38+11 Kms on the blacktopped road and 6 Km on off-road to Simrung village.The trek will start from Simrung or Matque. The trek covers the villages like Kyumi, New Bridge via the drive, and Jhinu Danda and Chhomrong with hike. Trekking Trail from Simrung to Jhuna Danda is a piece of cake just need to cross the high bridge and hike for 10 minute, just a short up. But the last part of the Trekking Trail from Jhinu Danda to Chhomrong is steep up. Here you have to gain 400m height, which might take up to 1 and half hours.

Day 05: Chhomrong trek to Himalaya Hotel (2900m)
After breakfast, first of all, you walk downhill to the Chhomrong River. Then crossing a short bridge you hike up to reach Sinuwa. You continue the climbing to Kuldi (2470m). From here you enter the upper Modi valley. Descend a long steep on a stone staircase to Bamboo (2310m). From Bamboo, you again climbs continuously through stands of bamboo and rhododendron forests and also passes avalanche chute to arrive at Dobhan. From Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, you walk ahead through a forest trail and arrive at Himalaya hotel.

Day 06: Himalaya trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
From Himalaya, you start hiking steeply up to the Hinko cave. Then crossing avalanche area of a rocky moraine, arrive at Deurali. Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates of the sanctuary. You follow the path that diverts to the east side of the valley and climbs through an unusual mix of bamboo and birch then arrive at Bagar. From Bagar you climb across more avalanche paths through a sparse birch forest. Cross a moraine and descend to a stream. Then following a stone staircase you arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). From Machhapuchhre Base Camp the trail follows a stream then climbs to a few huts where shepherds graze their sheep during summer. Before long you can see the hotels of base camp and soon after you reach Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by mountains so it is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary. From here you will have superb views of Annapurna Himalayan range at 360-degree level. For viewpoint, you will walk to the west which is marked by prayer flag from here you get a spectacular view over the glacier. For a fine valley overview, you can also climb the southern slopes behind the mountain lodges.

Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp trek to Bamboo (2310m)
Today you wake up early in the morning and enjoy the sunrise over Annapurna and surrounding mountains. After breakfast retrace your steps to Bamboo following the previous trail passing through the places of Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Hinko Cave, Himalaya Hotel, Dobhan, and Bamboo. Although it takes almost 7 hours of walking it is not difficult since it is downhill trekking with some uphill walking

Day 08: Bamboo trek to Simrung Village then drive to Pokhara (850m)
From Bamboo, you trek to Sinuwa. After Sinuwa you step down to Chhomrong Khola, after crossing short suspension bridge you lead up to the top of Chhomrong village. After Chhomrong, you descend all the way to a scenic and lovely Jhinu village situated on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills. Further, you descend stone stairs to reach River Bridge that you need to cross then finally you reach Simrung where we start our adventure 4 wheel jeep drive to Pokhara via, Matque, Birethanti, and Nayapul. Overnight at Hotel

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu drive by tourist bus
It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination


  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Simrung and Simrung to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Desert (Fresh fruit/Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary.
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge


  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.


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