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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 10 Days

Scenic Himalayan adventure, Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 days.



10 Days


  • 9 BreakFast
  • 8 Lunch
  • 8 Dinner


  • Three star rated Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Best lodge/Tea house Available during the Trek.


Starts at

USD 679630





Group Size



4,195 m



Optimal Season

September / December And March to Jun



Daily Activity


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Salbin Basnet

Kathmandu, Nepal +977 9851102825


The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a condensed version of the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek, designed for trekkers with limited time. This 10-day journey takes you to the base camp of Annapurna, offering a blend of stunning landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and unique cultural experiences.

History: The Annapurna region has been a popular trekking destination in Nepal since the late 1970s, attracting adventurers from around the world. The trek was initially used for trade and cultural exchange between Nepal and Tibet, and it has evolved into one of the most sought-after trekking experiences in the Himalayas.


  • Obtain necessary permits: Trekkers require the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.
  • Respect the environment: Practice responsible trekking and leave no trace to preserve the pristine surroundings.
  • Respect local culture: Embrace the customs, traditions, and beliefs of the ethnic communities encountered during the trek.

Trip Highlights:

  • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m): Reach the base camp of the majestic Annapurna, surrounded by towering peaks.
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp: Visit the iconic "Fishtail" mountain's base camp, offering breathtaking views.
  • Poon Hill (3,210m): Witness a stunning sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Bamboo and Rhododendron Forests: Trek through enchanting forests with diverse flora and wildlife.
  • Hot Springs at Jhinu Danda: Soak in natural hot springs for relaxation after trekking.
  • Local Villages: Engage with Gurung and Magar communities, experiencing their warm hospitality and traditions.

Local Culture & Tradition: The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers insights into the cultures and traditions of the ethnic communities residing in the region, primarily the Gurung and Magar people. Trekkers can experience traditional dances, sample local cuisine like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), and observe the vibrant festivals and ceremonies celebrated by the locals.

The trail is adorned with chortens, prayer flags, and ornate monasteries, showcasing the spiritual beliefs of the Himalayan people. Interacting with the locals provides a glimpse into the daily lives of the mountain communities, their farming practices, and ancient customs.

Overall, the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a condensed yet captivating journey that captures the essence of the Annapurna region, combining natural wonders and cultural exploration in a limited timeframe.

Route Map

Route Map


  • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m): Reach the foot of Annapurna I, surrounded by an amphitheater of towering peaks.
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp: Visit the stunning base camp of "Fishtail" mountain, offering awe-inspiring views.
  • Poon Hill Sunrise: Witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Poon Hill.
  • Bamboo and Rhododendron Forests: Trek through enchanting forests adorned with vibrant rhododendron blooms.
  • Hot Springs at Jhinu Danda: Relax in natural hot springs to soothe tired muscles after trekking.
  • Gurung and Magar Villages: Experience the warm hospitality and unique culture of ethnic communities along the trail.
  • Panoramic Mountain Views: Enjoy stunning vistas of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and other snow-capped peaks.
  • Cultural Insights: Observe traditional dances, festivals, and rituals, reflecting the region's rich cultural heritage.
  • Natural Beauty: Encounter waterfalls, terraced fields, and serene landscapes throughout the trek.
  • Limited Timeframe: Ideal for trekkers with limited time, offering an unforgettable Himalayan experience in 10 days. These highlights make the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek a memorable and accessible adventure, showcasing the best of the Annapurna region's natural beauty and cultural charm.


  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast in twin sharing basis.
  • All accommodation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transfer by Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe tourist bus.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
  • Porter 1:2 ratio. 1 porter for 2 people weighing around 15-20 kg of weight.
  • Sleeping bags and duffel bags, Walking Sticks if necessary.
  • First aid kit will be available if necessary. Trekking maps.
  • Our Company provides Adventure Trekking Certificate.
  • Our administration charge and government charges.


  • Food in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra Hotel Lodging Charges in Kathmandu because of Early arrive or late departure. early arrive from mountain than our schedule Itinerary.
  • Tips to Guides and porter.
  • Additional charges in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, like (ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare.
  • Chocolates/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food /snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal and any other expenses such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Both-way domestic airfares from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Can be organized at an extra charge USD $130 only.

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