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  • Duration: 05 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4130m.
  • Accommodation: Tea house /Lodge basis
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Trekker's
  • Trip Grade: Moderate/Adventure
  • Meals: Breakfast at City; Full Board of Meals on Trek
  • Activities: Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking in Annapurna Himalayas
  • Best Time: February to May/September to December
  • Start / Ending: Pokhara to Pokhara

Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days is an ideal short trekking holiday package. The base camp of the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) is a popular travel bucket list activity. However, the classical itinerary requires 11 -12 days. People might not get such a long holiday. Therefore, Awesome Nepal Treks has knitted 5 days Annapurna Trekking itinerary. Behold the lofty mountains and bask in the fresh mountain breeze in less than a week’s holiday in Nepal.

Green lush forests, multiethnic culture, lofty peaks, mountain valleys, and rivers are the features of this trek. Moreover, the trail is diverse. It endows the breathtaking memory of the hill – Himalayan landscape. Time is the biggest constraint in any vacation. We at Awesome Nepal Treks believe that time should not tie down our desires. Therefore, contact our travel planners for an amazing Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days.

Trek Difficulty for Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days

Regular trekking on this trail requires 11 – 12 days but the itinerary is for 5 days only. You need to be in the best physical condition for trekking. The average walking hour is 8 hours. To walk for 8 hours on the uphill and downhill trail is definitely arduous.

Prepare your body for long walking hours. One prior to the Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days adopt the healthy food habit. Make sure to do walking for about 2-3 hours every day. Moreover, do cardio activities like for example walking, running, swimming, etc.

Best time to do Annapurna Trekking

The Annapurna Trekking is possible to do throughout the year. However, the ideal time to do the trek is either spring season or autumn season. During the winter season, there is a high chance of snowfall. Monsoon season is a disaster as the trail becomes muddy. The vista is also unclear due to the cloudy atmosphere. Therefore, winter and monsoon seasons are the worst time to do trekking. However, the spring and autumn seasons are pleasant and offer clear views of mountains. Plan your trekking during this time of the year.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

After lots of planning and research, the team of travel planners prepared the itinerary. Even on short vacation you can reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. Diverse attractions in terms of nature, culture, and mountains endow momentous holiday travel tales. Save time and money. Instead of doing the trekking via Poon Hill route, trekkers start the trek from Chhomrong. Relish the sunrise experience either from Annapurna Base Camp or from Himalayas. It is similar to the experience that you get during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Following the route of the Himalayas, Trekkers reach the Annapurna Base Camp. Additionally, the Machhapuchhre Base Camp is also on the trail. In fact, the trail is the same but overnight sites are different. Trekkers return back to Pokhara via Bamboo and Motkyu route.

How is Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking possible?

It is possible to do the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek because of the recent development works in the region. In the drive of the Nepal Government to extend the road network, lots of hilly roads are under construction in the area. Therefore, the length of the trekking trail has shortened. The trailhead has changed and so did the trailend as well.

Book the Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days with Awesome Nepal Treks. We ensure impeccable hospitality for an amazing walking holiday in Nepal.


Details Itinerary

We begin the trek from Siwai. We will take a private vehicle to Siwai which takes about 3 hours along the snake line road via Naudanda, Nayapul and Birethanti. The trekking route from Siwai to Chhomrong is very picturesque. We will start our walk and the route leads through smaller farm villages then cross the new long suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola heading towards a nice village at Jhinu Danda. This is really enthralling.

From Jhinu the route is all the way uphill along the terraced farm fields up to Chhomrong. This is also one of the vantage point of the trail. Relish the tremendous view of Annapurna South, Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Annapurna III visible from Chhomrong, the gateway village towards Annapurna Base Camp. This is a large and last permanent Gurung village before Annapurna base camp, other places on the route beyond Chhomrong are a temporary settlement to cater the need of trekkers with the lodge and guest houses all the way to Annapurna base camp.

We will take a Morning walk downhill to the river, then crossing a short bridge heading up to reach at Sinuwa at 2,330 m high, a lonely spot with few shops and nice lodges walk from here leads into cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees and then a short steep descend to Bamboo a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, On Modi River gorge.

After Bamboo slightly more than an hour of slow climb brings to Dovan. After Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, our  walk leads higher through thickly forested area reaching to Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak.

The trail continues steeply up to the Hinko cave. Then after short descend and then crossing ablation of old avalanches of a rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to more wide open area. From Deurali heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchhre base camp at 3,700 m high, located beneath towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.

After a nice lunch stop at MBC finally, our walk leads into famous and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary where Annapurna Base camp is located. MBC, the starting point of the sanctuary, as the walk leads higher ground for a few hours and the amphitheatre of peaks that surrounds this amazing place gives chilling sensation. Two hours of ascending brings you to the highest spot of this adventure at Annapurna base camp with 4,130 meters elevation.

In afternoon and evening relish by overlooking Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretch up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peak or Singu Chuli.

We will observe the splendid sunrise from the Annapurna Base Camp. After breakfast, we will start to descend. Enjoy the return trip as our travel experts suggest you will get outstanding experience while returning back from the high altitude destination to low altitude destination. We will then hike down to Modi Khola at Bamboo, the elevation drops by 1700m. The area is flanked by some lodges and tea-houses isolated among the vastness of the open mountain, greeted each morning by crisp cold air and the immensity of solitary desolation. Overnight at Bamboo.

From Bamboo on leaving Modi River gorge climb leads up to Khuldighar into the forested area, and then a short gradual walk to Sinuwa danda, from here trail descends to Chhomrong Khola, after crossing short suspension bridge trail leads up to the top of Chhomrong village.

After Chhomrong, trail descend all the way to scenic and lovely Jhinu village located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills and then we will cross the bridge and walk on a plain track to Modktu. We will then drive back to Pokhara after completing a wonderful and fabulous time up in the high mountains.

Cost Includes

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

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Wi-Fi. and electronic device recharge.
  • Bottled drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance and medical insurance
  • Tips for staff.


Yes, you will get the airport pick-up and drop-off services available. Our airport representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you at the hotel in Thamel. The evening is free for you to explore the eateries and bars of the area. Our office will complete all your trekking formalities. Overnight in Hotel

You can obtain your VISA to Nepal either by contacting our embassy or consulate office in your host country. There is a provision of VISA on Arrival to the tourists. As you land in Nepal you can fill up the form and pay the VISA charge at the International Airport in Nepal.

You can get accommodation of your choice in Kathmandu and Pokhara. These two cities are the major touristic destinations of Nepal. Therefore, you can get accommodation of different categories ranging up to 5 star.

Yes, you can extend your stay in Pokhara. However, if it is not included in your regular itinerary you will have to pay extra as per the services. The set flights or bus tickets; if needs to be changed, the incurred extra charges must be paid by yourself.

Yes, you can upgrade accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, it is subjected to be charged extra as per the prior trip agreement.

The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 200 km. There are numerous side roads and it is along the Prithivi Highway. The traffic is high. Therefore, traffic jam may result in the hours of road trip. However, the normal time to reach Pokhara by bus or tourist bus is about 6 – 7 hours.

Yes, you can fly to Pokhara instead of driving. And it takes about 35 - 45 minutes. Please contact the travel planners if you have already booked the road trip. The price of the flight and road trip is subject to availability and the current rates category.

Yes, it is safe to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Moreover, there is null number of air accidents on this route.

Accommodation in Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in a teahouse or lodge. In some places trekkers can get the attached bathroom but most of the time the room is in the general category and have common bathroom without a private attached.

You can get the diverse food/meals during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. If you prefer to have the western menu, then also you can have it. However, try some local delicacies which might help you to understand the local lifestyle too. If you don’t want to try the locals, then the Annapurna base camp trek route offers general western menus

You can get the boiled or filtered water in the teahouse which you can fill up the bottle according to the price. The drinking water for the locals is okay if they drink from natural spring water but you can refill it and use the purifying pills.

In most of the teahouses, you will get the western commode style toilets. Don’t expect the toilets of all the amenities. But remember you don’t have to defecate in the public. The condition of bathroom is of Spartan way.

Hot shower is subjected to be paid extra. However, in some teahouses you can get free shower. But remember to consult with your guide before doing the shower

Spring and Autumn is the best time to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, trekkers can do the trekking in either winter or in summer season in Nepal. Please remember that summer season coincides with the monsoon time in Nepal. During this time of the year the cloud blocks the vision of the mountains and it might be frustrating for some. But remember that during off season the trail is tranquil and there won’t be many trekkers.

It is up to you to decide to do the trekking of your liking. Private or Group Trekking, the level of the services and the hospitality we provide is same. Therefore, choose according to your liking.

We can arrange the trekking for maximum 50 people as there would be shortage of teahouses for the group more than 50 people. However, for the tour there won’t be any problem.

Yes, it is possible for the beginners too but remember every trekkers must have the sound physical condition as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek reaches up To 4130 m from sea level which involves the trail with uphill and downhill.

Yes, it is attainable by children but before the trek please mention the age of the trekkers to our travel planners so that we can amend the itinerary. For the children below 18 years old, it is recommended to have the guardian. However, we can arrange the trek or tour for kids too on the basis and guidance of their guardians.

It is a moderate trekking trail but every age group of trekkers can do the trekking. However, we can customize the trekking itinerary as the per the group characteristics.

We can avoid the altitude sickness during the trek by following the instructions of the guide. You have to walk uphill or higher altitude slowly and uniformly. Please remember to have plenty of fluids either water or soupy food. Proper acclimatization in your itinerary can also help you avoid the altitude sickness.

Yes, Foreign Money is accepted on the trail but the currencies which are not accepted by Nepal Government is not accepted.

Yes, It is mandatory to have the travel insurance during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You need to have the insurance plan which covers the Helicopter rescue, accidents, and medical expenses.

Yes, it is necessary to make a down payment to confirm the trip to Nepal with us. You will have to make at least 20% of the trip cost.

Our Cancellation policy is as follows:


In the event of trip cancellation, you must notify Nepal Hiking in writing; the following cancellation policies will apply.
56 days before departure – 80% refund.
42 – 55 days prior to departure – 70% refund.
29 – 41 days prior to departure – 50% refund.
01 – 28 days before departure- no refund.

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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.