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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek-5 Days
Duration: 06 Days
  • Duration: 06 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4130m.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Group Size: 02 Trekker's
  • Trip Grade: Moderate/Adventure
  • Meals: Breakfast at City; Full Board of Meals on Trek
  • Activities: Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking in Annapurna Hills and Himalayas
  • Best Time: February-May/ September- December
  • Start / Ending: Pokhara to Pokhara

“Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek – ABC Trek within a week”


  • An enjoyable and scenic country walks on the high hills of the great Annapurna Himalaya.
  • exploring high hills Gurung traditional villages enriched with ancient culture.
  • walking into the lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia- pines and fir trees.
  • Breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks at Annapurna base camp and beautiful sanctuary.
  • starting and ending our scenic adventure from a picturesque holiday spot at Pokhara.


Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is a relentless astounding walking adventure. Get ready to explore the base camp of Mt. Annapurna in just six days! Join the team of Awesome Nepal Treks for unlimited fun and adventure in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the famous trekking route of Nepal with a plethora of diversified communities and vegetation. Relish the vantage point. Choose it for the spectacular perspective of mountains and hilly landscape. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not like a regular trek in Nepal. Itinerary of this trekking journey is prepared after lots of planning an on-site visit.

Plan today and contact our travel planners. There is no limit to your desires. Everyone has a bucket list of places to go and things to do. They might be obstructed or hindered by the schedule. Therefore, Awesome Nepal Treks knitted many Annapurna Base Camp Trek itineraries. Choose any of these for an amazing walking holiday in Nepal.

Why Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Our travel planners themselves tried the route and created the best ever shortest itinerary for the ABC Trek. Most of the travellers have very fewer holidays. Therefore, travel agencies fail to provide them with the legendary trekking journeys in Nepal. For such traveller having great physical strength and stamina, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is the best.

The journey of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal starts from Pokhara. Trekkers will start to walk from the Siwai region. It heads towards Chhomrung on the first day. The perspective of mountains and the surrounding seen from the Chhomrung village is amazing. This type of scenery on the first day of trekking will always motivate travelers.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is amazing. It is a well-thought scientific way to reach ABC. If you have physical stamina and desire, try it. Get amazed and thrilled.

Annapurna Base Camp Visit

Trekkers then take the overnight stop at Dovan and Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Early in the morning, the walking starts towards Annapurna Base Camp where we will take the breakfast and enjoy the sanctuary. The sight of the Annapurna range mountain is serene and pristine.

It is full of boundless emotions and enthusiasm. Once the beauty of ABC is captured, we will descend back to Himalaya. This is a tranquil scenic place of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek route. Trekkers will eventually reach Pokhara via Chhomrong.

Explore Pokhara city. It is the Lake City of Nepal. The place is famous for lakes and mountain vistas. It is the best choice of both Nepalese and International tourists for holiday. It is always enticing and pleasant to stroll around Pokhara after trekking. This is definitely blissful. There are numerous things which you can do in Pokhara. This is actually the activities filled holiday destination. Paragliding, boating, cave exploration, bungee, zip flying, ultra flight, etc. are the few activities that you can do in Pokhara.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is best suited for those searching for a walking holiday within a week’s time. Awesome Nepal Treks has many trekking and tour packages. You can always ask for help with our travel planners. Get all the information regarding budget, plans, itineraries and other stuff regarding your stay in Nepal.

Guideline itinerary:

Day 1: Meet at Pokhara; Drive to Motkyu: Trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m-06 hrs

Day 2: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m-07 hrs.

Day 3: Trek to MBC 3,700 m-08 hrs.

Day 4: Early Morning Hike to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m: Explore ABC: Trek to Himalaya 2,900 m-07 hrs.

Day 5: Trek to Chhomrong  2,170 m-07 hrs

Day 6: Trek to Motkyu- 03 hrs and  drive to Pokhara 820 m- 03 hrs

Details Itinerary

Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so. You have time to relax and enjoy the ambiance and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your insurance details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel. (M Hotel or equivalent)

The morning starts with the drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle as group size for overland journey takes you away from Kathmandu valley, heading into low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains. As drive continues on busy main highway past farm villages and town heading Nepal Mid-West to reach Besisahar town and headquarter of Lamjung district. After a pleasant stop continue to drive beyond Besisahar to reach small farm village of Syange and then uphill on winding dirt road to reach at Jagat. After lunch or snacks break, we will head to Dharapani. Expect bumpy roads ahead. Overnight at Teahouse

From Dharapani walk on winding trail within rhododendron and pine forest past villages of Bagarchap and Danque, then to Temang village from here onwards where you can notice more Buddhist culture along with views of Mt. Manaslu. After a refreshing short stop at Temang village where few hours trek leads to Chame town for an overnight stop, Chame a large and major town of Manang area and as well a headquarters of Manang district. According to the latest itinerary, we will start our walking from this place however the trail is through the road but in order to avoid altitude sickness we will start the trek from here.

After Chame walk to Pisang where scenic Manang valley starts and air gets much cooler from here onward walk leads close within mountains, morning walk into the cool alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Masrsyangdi River with few short ups and down to Bratang village. From here follow the uphill path into woodland to reach at Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a lunch break here, walk descends to lower Pisang village for an overnight stop.

Pisang village offers great scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes, from here altitude gains as the morning walk leads through forest and with a short uphill with super views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulus and Pisang peak. As the walk reach flat valley at Humre village, from here onward tree lines disappear for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting, and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches Manang village. The houses built in typical Tibetan traditional style where Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions.

A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher elevation to Thorang –la pass, in Manang with optional short hike and explore Manang village and valley, Manang a large village situated on windswept valley at the bank of Marysangdi River beneath Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang Emerald Lake. You can visit the century-old Monastery during the acclimatization activities.

After a good rest and time at Manang, morning walk leads towards Gunsang village on the uphill path to Churi Ledar near Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude trekking with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks. From here an hour or less walk to our overnight stop at a small place of Churi Ledar within Yak grazing country close to Chulu West peak.

As the walk advances to high area, heading closer to the base of Thorang-la as the walk leads to cross a bridge and then a climb along the river bank of Janjung, Khola as the walk leads at Thorung Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop. On the other side of the pass you can visit Hindus' sacred temple of Lord Vishnu the Muktinath Temple along with the eternal flame at the monastery.

One of the major and highlight of the adventure, after early breakfast walk leads to long climb up towards Thorang-la, climb on steep terrain with the winding path to Thorang La Pass situated 5,416 m / 17,700 ft high. The highest altitude gain of the adventure offers the vista of dramatic surrounding and far country landscapes with high snowcapped mountains, after an exciting stop where long descend takes you at Muktinath which is above 3,800 meters high. On reaching Muktinath for an overnight stop, one of the holiest spots for both Hindu and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

From Muktinath where walk stops for a day, as Muktinath and onward to Jomsom where the motorable road has reached some few years ago, making it possible for the drive and shorten our trekking day itinerary. Taking a morning drive down towards Kaligandaki river valley reaching at-large town of Jomsom and headquarter of Mustang area, as well home of Thakali a flourishing people and traders on this old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan trade route, Jomsom a town with small airstrip, where you can time for yourself exploring this nice town of Mustang region famous for delicious apples and its products.

Our last day of this wonderful adventure on Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking, where morning flight from Jomsom takes you at scenic Pokhara, as morning flight offers grand views of both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya, as flight land at Pokhara airport and then transfer to your hotel by the side of serene Phewa Lake with views of Annapurna Himalaya and Machhapuchare peaks famously known as ‘Fish Tail’.

Depending upon the size of the group wither travel on Tourist Coach or in private car to reach back at Kathmandu, morning after breakfast in Pokhara hotel, where drive leads you on busy and exciting highway past farm villages and towns to Kathmandu, with time in the afternoon for leisure or engage in personal activities and shopping. (Options to choose by air from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu 30 mins flight with the panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes, at Kathmandu airport transfer back to your hotels.

Finally, all good things must come to an end with grand memories and exciting experience on Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking, with last final day in Nepal a country of Himalayan wonders where our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Hot drinks (Tea and coffee).
  • Seasonal fresh fruit dessert everyday
  • Mountain lodge accommodation
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and jacket for the trek
  • Private transport from Pokhara to trek starting point and return to Pokhara from the ending point.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging.
  • Hot shower
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Includes

  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Wi-Fi. and electronic device recharge.
  • Bottled drinks and boiled water.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tips for staff.


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Client Reviews

Lorraine Morgan

Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek

Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.

Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.

The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.

We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.

Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.

Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.

Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.

Ryan Schult

Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.

Derek Manhas

Subject: Humbling & Surreal Experience

My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.