Annapurna Base Camp in the shadow of majestic Annapurna massif is an ideal trekking destination. This magical trek passes through the foothills of the high Himalayas and its natural rugged terrain. In particular, the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is ideal for those who have a short time in their schedule and want to go on a quick exploration of the region.
Moreover, this compact short-duration trek is quite challenging as it has fewer days for acclimatization. A basic level of fitness is essential and a proper training regime will help you immensely. Also, the trek passes through their incredible landscapes and moves uphill and downhill on a winding path. Likewise, the remote region trek has many tea houses and lodges where we can spend the night.
In fact, this Annapurna Base Camp trek for 7 days passes through the beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary. The dense forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak trees along with serene rivers and waterfalls will enchant you. In addition, you can also go on a cultural exploration of ancient Gurung and Tamang communities. Overall, their unique heritage, lifestyle, and traditions along with their delicious cuisine will make you fall in love with the place.
Additionally, you can observe the inspiring views of Mt. Annapurna, Mardi Himal, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and others. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit) and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) are two basic permits required. Overall, we are providing the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek at a reasonable price.
Furthermore, read on for the detailed description of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days. So what are you waiting for? Go through the detailed itinerary and book your trip now!
Significant Highlights of this Trip
- Inspiring majestic views of snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region
- Gorgeous sunrise and sunsets from various points along the trail
- Walking alongside the beautiful landscapes of Annapurna sanctuary
- The warm hospitality of local people and tasting their delicious cuisine
- Exploring the cultural tradition and lifestyle of the local Gurung, and Tamang community
- Sporting rare and endangered wildlife including Himalayan Tahr, Snow Leopard, Danphe, and others
- Relaxing at the Jhinu Danda hot water springs
Detailed Itinerary - Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Flight duration: 35 minutes
Maximum altitude: 1,930 m
Trekking hours: 06 hrs
After having early morning breakfast, we will go on a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the lake city of Pokhara. There is incredible natural beauty in Pokhara including glistening blue lakes, serene waterfalls, and beautiful mountain views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Himal.
You can explore around Pokhara and then drive to Syauli bazar where you arrive after a short drive of around 2 hours. You can trek on stone-paved trails to arrive at Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a Gurung village that provides magnificent views of Annapurna peaks. You will stay overnight at a teahouse in Ghandruk.
Trek duration: 06 hrs
Maximum altitude: 2,355 m
After early morning breakfast, we will start our trek from Ghandruk on a stone-paved climb to arrive at the village. A short climb later you will reach Kimrong Danda, a ridge where you can find many tea-shops and lodges. After a downhill descent into the deep forest, we will arrive at Kimrong River valley.
There are many farm fields and terraces along the trail. You will then climb a steep hill to reach Chomrong, which is the last village settlement before arriving at the Base Camp. Moreover, we will descend downhill, alongside the Chomrong river, and then take a sharp uphill to Sinuwa.
Sinuwa located in a high ridge provides you with outstanding views of snow-capped mountains, and green Hill landscapes. Annapurna Himalaya range will spellbound any treker along the trail. We will spend the night at the tea house in Sinuwa.
Maximum altitude: 3,235 m
Trek duration: 06 hrs
After morning breakfast we will start a trek, from Sinua to Deurali. Trekkers will need to walk across the forest trail on a winding path. There are dense wood and bamboo trees that you need to cross to arrive at the next settlement of Bamboo. Bamboo small temporary settlement with many tea houses.
This village located at a river gorge has many rhododendrons, pines, and bamboo trees. Gradual descent into the woods from Bamboo will take you to Dovan, next to the Modi River gorge. Winding trails along the way will then take you to a destination of the Himalaya Hotel.
There is a large Hinko cave just below the majestic mountain peaks of Annapurna South and Himchuli. From Himalaya Hotel, we will continue our downhill trek alongside the Modi River. We will trek further to arrive at the Deurali with many tall tree lines and Alpine bushes and stay overnight.
Maximum altitude: 4,130 m
Trek duration: 06 hrs
We will have an early morning breakfast and start our trek for the day. We will trek steeply alongside the Modi Khola that leads us to majestic Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The Base Camp just below the north face of the Machhapuchhre is also known as ‘Fish Tail’.
We will take a rest and explore around Machhapuchhre Base Camp before continuing our journey to the Annapurna Base Camp. We will begin trek passing through the beautiful landscapes of Annapurna Sanctuary. There are short ups and downs before we arrive at a huge plateau within the sanctuary.
After a few hours, we will arrive at the ultimate destination of Annapurna Base Camp. The Annapurna Base Camp is also the maximum altitude of our trek at 4,130 m. There are other mountain peaks including Vara-Shikhar, Gangapurna, Annapurna South that you can observe from the Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp has many facilities including tea houses and lodges that provide a quality stay and a variety of foods. You can explore the area and spend the night at the Base Camp.
Maximum altitude: 2,345 m
Trek duration: 06 hrs
After enjoying the Majestic views of the Annapurna range of mountains from the Base Camp, we will start our return trek. After a downhill trek of around six hours, we will arrive at bamboo. We will continue our trek along the tree lines and forest trail. We will rest and stay overnight at a lodge in Bamboo.
Maximum altitude: 1,780 m
Trek duration: 07 hrs
We will have an early morning breakfast and head back to Chomrong. After arriving at Chomrong located at a hilltop, we will visit Jhinu which is a small village settlement. Jhinu is also famous for natural hot springs where you can relax after a taxing trekking journey.
After descending downhill for about half an hour alongside the Modi-River, we will arrive at the hot water springs. After the downhill trek, we will reach Kyumi village with many green farms. Finally, we will drive to Pokhara and stay overnight at a hotel.
We will take you to Kathmandu on the transportation of your choice. You can travel on a tourist coach, private car, or take a flight back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can stroll around the city, go personal shopping, and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the Thamel area. Our staff representative will transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu.