Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek – 12 Days

  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 12 Days


You can explore the most popular trekking area of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp on a 12 days trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a mix of remarkable mountain vistas, traditional village lifestyles, rhododendron and bamboo forests. Annapurna Conservation Area is one of the largest protected sites in Nepal. You can explore a diversity of flora and fauna found in its multiple ecosystems. As an outcome of its unique combination of ridges, moderate and lowlands trekkers find this place divine. This place is a heaven for nature lovers which are full of spectacular scenery and diverse cultures. Annapurna Base Camp Trek provides a fine opportunity to surround you with major Himalayan peaks of Nepal.

The trek starts in the charming lakeside town of Pokhara. Subsequently, the trails then head towards Tikkhedunga and Ghorepani. The trail goes through dense forests and farmlands, to narrow gorges. The trail overlooks the majestic Hiunchuli (6,641 m) and Machhapuchhre (6,993 m). Annapurna Base camp Trekking trail takes you to the heart of the Gurung and Magar Valley where you can observe their cultures and traditional way of lifestyle.

It offers you a vast species of birds and wildlife, while also granting you magnificent panoramas of the snow-capped mountains in the Annapurna Range. You can visit the inward sanctuary of Annapurna which has panoramic views of 10 peaks, all over 6000 m. The trek presents you with the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri, Kaligandaki from Poonhill (3,210 m). A mesmerizing and memorable experience is observed on the valley enclosed by a ring of mountains, including Annapurna I (8091 m).

Optionally, you can also experience a relaxing bath in a natural hot spring at Jhinudanda. Beautiful villages and farmlands at Ghandrunk, the vista of high peaks with streams and chirping birds, adds beauty to this trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a Moderate trek that takes you to the elevation of 4130 m. The best time to go on this trek is from March to June and September to December.


Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara

You can either travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus or take a flight. It takes about 6-7 hours by bus whereas only 30-35 minutes by plane. Once you reach Pokhara, you can enjoy the amazing sights and its stunning setting by Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 2: Pokhara – Nayapul and Hike to Tikhedunga (1510 m)

The first day of your trek begins with an easy and short walk from Nayapul. The trail goes along the Burundi River with the beautiful scenic scene, crossing paddy fields and villages of Birethanti and Ramgai, and arrives at Tikhedunga. You can walk around to explore the village. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Day 3: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2850 m)

We begin our trek with a steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase that consists of 3300 steps which are a difficult challenge that rewards us with excellent scenes of Machhapuchhre, Gandharba Chuli, and Annapurna II and III. As we go through a huge, dense rhododendron and oak tree forest which is home to Langur Monkeys and Musk Deer, we reach Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 4: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and Tadapani (2610 m)

An early morning climb takes us to the top of Poon Hill for spectacular from where you can see the spectacular panoramic sunrise views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range. These two major mountains are above eight thousand meters high above sea level. You can also witness other beautiful panoramas of the Nilgiri range, Machhapuchhare, and other peaks. And after breakfast, we go through an uphill trek and the jungle to Durali before a slight descend to Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 5: Tadapani to Chomrong (2170 m)

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through a dense, dark forest to the beautiful village of Chomrong. We trek past farmland and local, traditional Gurung villages offering marvelous views of Annapurna South and the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre before reaching the village for the night. Overnight in Chomrong.

Day 6: Chomrong to Dovan

There are a lot of ups and downs today. We descend for one hour to the Chomrong Khola River and cross its waters on a suspension bridge. We then ascend for the next two hours to Sinuwa village. Bamboo grows wild in this area and there are many beautiful rhododendron and walnut trees along the trail. We pass through an area after lunch which is named after all the bamboo before reaching Dovan. Overnight in Dovan.

Day 7: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)

As the trek begins, the trail gradually ascent following the banks of the Madi River brings us through a sacred valley. Meat or fish are restricted in this area to comply with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. We continue through the trail to pass bamboo trees. We continue the ascent to base camp from where you can observe the magnificent panorama of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli, Glacier Dom, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, etc. Overnight in Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC).

Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) from MBC

As we leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we enter a desert wilderness known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, an area of pristine natural beauty. It is surrounded by the glorious Annapurna Himalayas and glistening Annapurna glacier. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2815 m)

We wake up early to experience the awe-inspiring sunrise scenes of the Annapurna Sanctuary. After breakfast, we then begin our descent, following the Modi Khola River to Bamboo hut. The trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult and the company of the extraordinary landscape is there to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (Hot spring 1420 m)

We begin the trek with an uphill trek to Sinewa and then descend to meet the Chomrong Khola River. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda where you can visit the natural hot springs to bathe. You can enjoy bathing in the relaxing warm waters and to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara

It is an easy descent to the banks of the Modi Khola River. You can enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal while trekking on to Nayapul. Then it is one and a half-hour drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul. The beautiful Pokhara city offers a wide range of activities. We can also visit caves, lakes and try out some adventure sport like Paragliding, zip flying, and bungee jumping in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 12: Pokhara back to Kathmandu

To return to Kathmandu, you can take either take a 30-minute flight to Kathmandu or a 7-8 hour bus long drive. You will witness amazing landscapes either way. Upon reaching Kathmandu, feel free to stroll around the places of Kathmandu. We serve your farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant in our regard. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.


  • Airport pickup by private vehicle from International/ domestic flight.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with a B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal in the trek.
  • Hot soup in high places.
  • A professional guide for trek and tour.
  • An assistant guide for more than 10 pax.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guides and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guides and porters.
  • All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Necessary medical kit for staff.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Airport drop to private vehicle from an International flight.


  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee in monuments areas
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses: Hot shower, battery charge during the trek, bar bills, laundry service, and mineral water.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in the exception of the itinerary.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.



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February 17, 2020

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Trip Facts
PRICE: US $ 775
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TREK TYPE: Tea House and Lodge
BEST MONTH: March - May , September - November
ACCESSIBILITY: Flight and Land
MAX.Altitude: 4210 M
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
Group Size Group Price
20+ US $ 775
11-20 US $ 899
6-10 US $ 950
2-5 US $ 999
1 US $ 1199
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