8 Days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking

‘adventure within scenic Sanctuary and in the heart of Annapurna at base camp’
Good to Know
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4135 M
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Pokhara
  • Trip Ends Pokhara
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • The shortest way to reach and enjoy grand views of Annapurna at a close distance.
  • Reaching Annapurna Base Camp on short limited times for interested trekkers.
  • Enjoy the glamorous scenery of high peaks within the beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Explore local Gurung culture of great age-old traditions culture and hospitality.
  • From low warm areas to high cooler hills reaching the arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
  • The only base camp in the whole Himalayas with the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge.

An advantage  of booking a trip with Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, and duffle bags for porter, city, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: 8 Days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking is a perfect way to be close to the Himalayan Mountains in less than the duration of time within a week, an ideal walk for travelers with limited time in Nepal but with dreams to reach the base of the world's highest mountains.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to its scenic country walking from low warm farm areas to reach cooler alpine hills with constant views of high Annapurna peaks in the harmony of local villages enriched with timeless culture and age-old custom of great interest.

The walk leads into a beautiful country enclosed by a lovely green forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees with an overnight stop in local villages lodge with the opportunity to soak into local traditional farm life.

The journey continues into the deep gorge of Modi River to reach a vast open plateau at Annapurna Sanctuary encircled by a series of high peaks of the Annapurna Himalaya range.

On reaching the scenic sanctuary where a short walk leads you right to the heart of Mt. Annapurna at base camp, the only base in the whole Himalayas with facilities of a nice and cozy lodge right beneath towering giant mountains.

Enjoying time overlooking dramatic views of mighty peaks and then back to Chomrong on the same trail, and then taking an alternative route with a visit to Jhinu village to refresh in its hot natural spring before heading back to Pokhara after a great adventure and experience on Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking.

Best season to do Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking

Please be informed that Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking will be best in the spring season of March to May when days are longer with much sunlight hours from early 6 a.m. till late 6 p.m. which helps to cover much distance each day to designated overnight stops.

As well around this time when wildflowers are in season with colorful hills with flowers in bloom, especially the rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) which you will find from tall trees to high bushes and with rhododendron plants known as Azalea.

Important Note

  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please get in touch with us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept an instant booking and online payment.
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Besides our program with standard Itineraries presented in websites, we also run and organize private or Tailor Made itineraries to suit every interested individuals- couple or for honey-moon, families, school / collage groups to corporate executives on local mountain Lodge-Hotels and Resorts or with camping facilities includes different unit of kitchen-cook-staff and guides as well porters.

 For special Tailor Made programs and Itineraries to fit as per your duration and interested destination please contact us (Mobile +977 98510 71767 [24 hrs] - WhatsApp and Viber) and we will provide you with all necessary details and full information regarding your holiday plan in Himalaya.  

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest house
  • MealsLunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,930m

After a pleasant overnight stop at Pokhara facing views of Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains with Machhapuchare peaks 'Fish Tail', having hearty breakfast in the hotel then drive beyond Pokhara to commence our first day walks.

Journey with grand views of Annapurna heading past farm villages and towns and then reaching Bhirethati, one of the most charming village around Annapurna area.

From here walk starts following Modi River for short walk around low and warmer farm areas and then on stone steps uphill to reach at Gurung village Ghandruk.

At Ghandruk overnight in a nice comfortable lodge with view of Annapurna peaks with time to visit around this nice Gurung village, which is also a gateway to many trekking and adventure around Annapurna areas.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

    From Ghandruk morning walk up at the village top and then on gradual path for short-while soon our route picks to a climb to reach at Kimrong Danda (ridge) with some Tea-House and Lodge. Here with short break downhill into cool forested trails to reach the valley floor of Kimrong River with its nice farm village located in this peaceful valley, from here climbs starts for an hour or more to reach a hill top.

    After the climb on gradual winding path paved with fine stone work to reach above Chomrong village and then a short descend to reach our overnight place within nice and large village of Chomrong. A large Gurung village similar to Ghandruk which is the last permanent human settlement on route to Annapurna base camp within sanctuary.

    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      After Chomrong on downhill to cross a bridge over Chomrong river with uphill to Sinuwa danda (ridge) with couple of Tea-House and shops, where walk leads into deep forested areas on winding ups and then descend into dense woodland with bamboo grooves to a place called also as Bamboo.

      A small settlement to cater the needs of the trekkers with many good lodges located in a river gorge surrounded by forest of rhododendron-pines and bamboo.

      From the Bamboo place walk is gradual into woods with easy ups to reach at Dovan for overnight stops in a small remote and isolated place with few lodges for travelers.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

        Slowly our adventure leads closer to our aim and highlight as walk leads into winding ups into forest past a lonely place called Himalaya Hotel, located next to large overhanging cave Hinko which is directly beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

        From Himalaya Hotel downhill near Modi River then with short climb to reach at Deurali where tall tree lines stops for short alpine bushes, walk carries on uphill following Modi river right up to our overnight stop at Machhapuchare base camp located at the bottom of majestic North Face of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

          An easy and short day morning walk to Annapurna base camp, as from Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary starts right up to base camp, walk leads to short ups to reach a level ground on a huge field or a plateau within Sanctuary enclosed by array of peak and soon walk leads to a welcome sign-post of Annapurna Base Camp.

          Reaching our final destination and highest spot at above 4,130 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South.

          Annapurna Base Camp, one and only base camp in whole Himalaya region with facility of nice and cozy lodge including nice food menu and rooms facing amazing views of Annapurna peaks.

          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

            Enjoying lovely and pleasant scenic times at Annapurna base camp a long walk of near six hours leads you downhill with short ups to reach at Bamboo and back into tall tree lines and lush vegetation, after being on arctic zone climate at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.

            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

              Return journey back to Chomrong with ups and downhill trail, from Chomrong hill top our route diverts to another fresh new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains.

              Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.

              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                Our last day of trekking, where morning leads to a nice pleasant walks downhill within low and warmer farm and paddy fields areas, where interesting drive takes you at scenic and beautiful Pokhara for overnight stops by famous serene Lake Phewa.

                Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch), Tea/Coffee

                Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                What's Included
                • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
                • Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
                • We provide an assistant to guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
                • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                • Safe drinking water.
                • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
                • First aid kit box.
                • Trekking Planner’s T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                What's Excluded
                • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport-size photos).
                • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
                • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation.
                • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given period of the itinerary. We can help you arrange an extra night's accommodation.
                • Your expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                • The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                Essential Info

                Best season 

                Please be informed that Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking will be best in the spring season of March to May when days are longer with much sunlight hours from early 6 a.m. till late 6 p.m. which helps to cover much distance each day to designated overnight stops.

                Around this time, wild flowers are in season with colorful hills and flowers in bloom, especially the rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) which you will find in tall trees to high bushes and with dwarf rhododendron plants known as Azalea.

                • We have planned the itinerary days and program so that people with short frame of time can enjoy the walks to Annapurna Base Camp, allows you to stand right in the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya at base camp.

                • From minimum 3-4 hrs to maximum of 6-7 hrs, that is why we designed this trekking shorter days programs where all can join requires good physical fitness to cope with long uphill and downhill walks.

                • On this trek around main villages we provide excellent lodge where available as per the budget and cost of the trek, either with rooms attached bath / toilets or common.

                  But from Chomrong village onward where choice of facilities lacks due to limited numbers of lodge on each day walks, but be glad that where on this world one can find a nice and cozy right next and beneath world’s highest peaks.

                  Which you can find only on Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4,130 m where room faces tremendous views of high peaks and surrounding beautiful landscapes.

                • Tea-House Trekking an old word, when much commercial trekking was not popular in the Himalaya, where camping was more popular due to lack of tea-house and lodge in villages on route.

                  Tea-House is simple shops with rooms to shelter travelers with basic facilities providing simple local meals, as trekking became more popular around the region where Tea-House turned into better lodge to provide great comfort of travelers.

                  At present even though accommodation are much upgraded with many good facilities with warm rooms, toilets, showers (hot / cold) and serving great meals the term Tea-House is tagged rather than lodge trekking, as it become a customary or a tradition from early times till present.

                • Water is the main cause for health risk on mountains or in third world developing countries; we are extremely take care where in camping all drinking waters are thoroughly boiled to high temperatures and the cooling off to provide guest to pour in the water bottles.

                  While on Tea-House Treks the lodge owner or our guide will make sure that drinking water provided is safe to drink after its been boiled, filtered and ready for drinking, some areas in Annapurna do have safe drinking water post provided by local community known as ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Project) charging minimum price for a liter.

                  We totally disapprove plastic bottle to buy and drink, pollution to the environment as long one will use and re-cycle it, plastic bottle water we allow sometime unless people are desperate for drinking due to under de-hydration condition, or in ill health on walks.

                • Meals provided from the lodge where most of lodge owner family member cooks meals for the guest where some high standard lodge, a cook is hired from cities to give the best to the customers from famous Nepalese Dal Bhat (boiled rice with lentil soup and semi spicy vegetable or meat curries). Includes Tibetan, Chinese to Continental dishes as well in the menu, where fresh vegetables and fruits depend upon season wise and availability.

                  Meals according to the list of menu provided, where some vegetable and fresh fruits depend upon seasons, all meals are well cooked and hygienically prepared so that customers can come back and use the same lodge and restaurants and keep the business flowing, flourishing.

                  For larger groups it is best to have set meals as this save time and energy and much better for all including the lodge owner.

                • Yes, trekking poles make you easy to walk over rough or steep terrain. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. Furthermore, it will help relieve the stress on your legs. So, we suggest you use them.

                • It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and rest until you can get medical help. You will be carried down or evacuated if you do not start to feel better. Although we provide a first aid kit, we advise travelers to take a personal first aid kit too.

                  In serious cases, you may need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you use it if your condition is very serious. Therefore, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek with Trekking Planner.

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                  I went to Nepal in April and all my trip was organized by Trekking Planner. They answered all my questions immediately before the trip and provided very useful information. When I got to Kathmandu, Trekking Planner was waiting me at the airport and the staff was very kind. I had ten days trekking in Annapurna. My guide, Ramesh was very experienced. He was very kind and positive during the whole trekking that gave me so much energy and made my trip a lifetime experience. I would highly recommend him as a guide for any trek. Everything was very well organized!
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