Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek (9 Days)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek(9 days)

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is an easy and interesting trek near the amazing lake city of Pokhara. It is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091 m Annapurna I. Thirteen additional peaks over 7,000 m, and 16 moreover 6,000 m.

Additionally, Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that literally Anna means “food” or “grains” and “purna” means “full, complete, and perfect”. “Fulfilled of food”, but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear so, Annapurna is a universal goddess. As people believe that the goddess Annapurna was used to living in this Himalayan range in a mythological period.

Meanwhile, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a gorgeous journey that takes you to one of the exotic destinations in Nepal. It is one of the most preferred treks as it is comparatively easy and showers with everything. Mother Nature can offer.

Annapurna Base Camp

Moreover, Your journey begins with a hike along with the lush landscapes from the foothills of the Himalayas. It will take you further toward Annapurna Base Camp to relish the splendor of the Annapurna chain. You will feel nerve-shaken and breathless yet the embracing beauty of nature. Like, the mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre, Hiuchuli, and Lamjung Himal will keep you going.

Similarly, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes you to the Annapurna conservation area. This sanctuary is home to various unique floras and faunas found in this region. As you walk along with the forests, you can encounter some rare species of birds and animals.

Similarly, The trek starts from the foothills of Annapurna and passes many villages and settlements. You can see the settlements of Nayapul, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomorong, Dovan, Deurali, etc. Therefore, the trek can be an opportunity to interact with locals. You can also get a chance to get some local activities of people, their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

Besides this, we can observe some important things like journey initiates from Pokhara. Realize the quiet hostility of the Gurung, Tamang, Sherpas, and Ghale community and their own unique lifestyle. You also introduce boating, paragliding, ultra flight, zip flyer, etc. on this trial. The sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill is the most interesting part of this journey.


The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a consolidated variant of the conventional Annapurna Headquarters journey, intended for those with restricted time yet need to encounter the magnificence of the Annapurna region. Here is a depiction of the journey without referencing the particular schedule:

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is an enthralling journey that lets you take in the natural and cultural wonders of the Annapurna region while passing through a variety of landscapes. You will leave on a journey that breezes through lavish backwoods, pleasant towns, and terraced fields, offering stunning perspectives every step of the way.

As you journey towards Annapurna Headquarters, you will observe the continuous change in landscape, with snow-covered tops overwhelming the skyline. During the spring, the trail winds through thick rhododendron forests, where vibrant blossoms line the path. You’ll pass charming villages that are home to local communities like the Magars and Gurungs, who are known for their warm hospitality and extensive cultural heritage.

En route, you’ll have chances to interface with local people, find out about their customs, and taste real Nepali food. After a long day of trekking, the teahouses and lodges scattered along the route provide cozy accommodations and nutritious meals.

The views become more awe-inspiring as you go higher. You will be mesmerized by towering peaks like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Annapurna I. Annapurna Base Camp, the final destination, is a surreal and unforgettable experience in the midst of majestic mountains. Awe-inspiring and rewarding is the experience of standing at base camp amid giants covered in snow.

You will be accompanied on the trek by knowledgeable guides who will ensure your safety and provide insight into the local culture and environment. The trek is suitable for those with moderate trekking experience but requires a high level of fitness.

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a great option for those looking for a shorter but still rewarding adventure because it allows you to see the grandeur of the Annapurna region in a short amount of time. It is a memorable experience for trekkers from all over the world because it combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and personal achievement in a perfect way.

Itinerary on ABC’s short Trek

ABC short Trek

Day 1 – Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (830 m.)

Early in the morning Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the bank of Trisuli and Marshyangdi river.

Upon arrival in Pokhara transfer to the hotel and refreshment.

After refreshment explore the lakeside of Pokhara valley.

Overnight at hotel.

Day:2 – Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul / Syauli Bazaar / Kimche (1,784m) Trek to Ghandruk (1940m / 6,364ft )

From Pokhara, we will be driving to Kimche through Nayapul and Syauli Bazaar.

The real trekking starts from Kimche and ends at Ghandruk.

On the path, you will see incredible mountain terrain, terraced farms, humongous mountains, and subtropical forests.

Ghandruk village contains numerous Buddhist monasteries and is rich in traditional customs and lifestyles.

We will not miss our chance to explore Gurung Museum.

From Ghandruk, we can see the spectacular views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and the Hiunchuli mountains.

Day:3 – Trek from Ghandruk (1940m / 6,364ft ) to Chomrong (2170m / 7,119ft)

After a cup of tea early morning, we hike from Ghandruk through a steep descent to Kimron River and then ascend to reach Chomrong.

From the way, you will see stunning views of Annapurna South, and Fishtail Mountain that look heavenly early in the morning.

Chomrong lies on the lap of the mighty Annapurna massif over a hillside.

Day:4 – Trek from Chomrong (2170m / 7,119ft) to Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft)

Today, we leave Chomrong and pass through the lush forest on a path paved with stones until we cross Chomrong Khola.

Then the path ascends as it passes through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest until we reach the Himalayas.

Day:5 – Trek from Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft) to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m)

We leave Himalaya and follow a route that passes through the Modi Khola glacier valley past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp,

Which ultimately takes us to the Annapurna Base Camp.

Machhapuchhre Base Camp offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains,

But we will continue trekking north until we reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Throughout the journey, we will be walking close by the Annapurna glaciers.

From Annapurna Base Camp, we get a 360-degree view from Hiunchuli, Annapurna ranges

Including Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare.

Day:6 – Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550ft) to Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft)

After enjoying breakfast along with the views of the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas,

We start our trek that will eventually take us out of Annapurna Sanctuary.

However, we first retrace our steps out of Modi River Valley to reach Bamboo Village – the destination for the day.

Day:7 – Trek from Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft) to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) and nearby natural hot springs

Our trek continues, we head down to Kimrong Khola, and from there, the path ascends

Passes through the serene rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests, ultimately leading to Chomrong village.

However, we continue until we reach a small peaceful settlement called Jhinu Danda.

This village has nearby riverside hot springs, where we soothe our tired muscles. We will be staying at Jhinu Danda for the night.

Day:8 – Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft) drive to Pokhara (820m ) via Nayapul (1050m)

Today will be the last day of the trek. We leave Jhinu Danda and follow the dust road along the right of Mardi Khola.

After a leisurely walk for 3 to 4 hrs, we reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi. From Ghandruk Phedi,

We first drive to Birethanti, then Nayapul until we reach Pokhara. Our trek package completes at Pokhara.

We hope, by then, you would have created precious memories of reaching Annapurna Base Camp.

Day:9 – Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara

After breakfast drive back or fly back to Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to the hotel and refreshments

After refreshment enjoy yourself

Overnight at hotel.

Our service for our guest

Thus, If you’re interested to involve in these trips by your interest, time, and physical and mental preparation it’s fine.

Besides this, Hot Spring Trek, Trek near Kathmandu, Panchase Trek, Ghalegaun Trek, Chepang Hill Trek, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, and Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek are available.

Similarly, Annapurna Circuit Trek – 14 Days, Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days, and many more are in Annapurna Region.

Other hands, Everest Base Camp Trek – 12 Days, and Everest Three Pass Trek – 17 Days are in Everest Region

In Langtang Region Holy Gosainkunda Trek – 6 Days, Langtang Valley Trek – 9 Days, Langtang Gosainkunda Chisapani Trek – 13 Days are available.

Manasalu Area Trek – 15 Days, Upper Mustang Trek – 14 Days, Nar Phu Valley Trek – 12 Days, and Rara Lake Trek – 11 Days are in Restricted Region.

As well as Ganesh Himal, Kanchanjunga, Makalu Trek, and furthermore programs are organized by Robinson Crusoe Holidays.

Among the cultural programs; Honeymoon Tour Package – 10 Days, Nepal Pleasure Tour – 8 Days, Adventure Package Tour – 14 Days, Historical Nepal Tour – 10 Days, Spiritual tour Package – 12 Days, Kathmandu Unique Tour – 5 Days, Historical Gorkha Village Tour 9 Days, Nepal India Cultural Tour – 10 Days, Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour – 12 Days.

According to your time duration and schedule, please go to our Plan Trip or Customize Trip.

Therefore, Robinson Crusoe Holiday is always ready to provide excellent services for our guests. Based on our cultural motto “Matri Debo Bhaba, Pitrii Debo Bhaba, Atithi Debo Bhaba.” Mother as a God, Father as a God, and Guest as a God.

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Kapil Banjara

Kapil is been working for 7 years in the tourism industry as a professional tour guide. He is a resource person of Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism under Tribhuvan University for 8 years.
Kapil has also published a tourism-related book titled “Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism” from Buddha Publication. He has been completed his master’s degree in different social subjects such as Population Studies, Political Science, Educational Planning and Management, and sociology.

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