• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle and Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountain Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Max Elevation: 4130


  • Reach the Annapurna base camp.
  • Panoramic views for Himalayas from base camp.
  • Visit the Gurung villages of Chomrong and Ghandruk.
  • Hot spring bath in Jhinu.
  • Trek through the rhododendron and bamboo forest.

About Short Annapurna Base camp Trek - 10 Days

Short Annapurna Base camp Trek is the best trek plan to reach Annapurna Base Camp in shortest period of time. If you are thinking for ABC Trek and only have 10 Days time then this Short ABC trek is the best trek for you.

The Short Annapurna Base camp Trek offers great views of the Himalayas that includes the views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Fishtail and many other mountains. Furthermore, the short ABC trek offers hot natural bath in Jhinu, you trek through the forest, river banks which you explore flora and faunas. Annapurna Base camp Trek is one of the best seller trek in Nepal and not all the people have 14 day time to complete the full Annapurna Base camp Trek with Poon hill, so, we have prepared this short Annapurna Base camp Trek to fulfill the dream of many to reach the Annapurna Base camp in short timeframe.

Short Annapurna Base camp Trek starts with your arrival day in Kathmandu. The total day for this trek is 10 days that includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal (Kathmandu- the Capital city of Nepal). You take early morning flight to Pokhara in next morning and start the trek right away. You have short drive to Nayapul (the trek start point) then you start trek to Jhinu for your first overnight stay in mountain.

The 10 Days Annapurna Base camp Trek continue to ABC by staying overnight at Bamboo and Deurali and you finally reach Annapurna Base camp. After having overnight at ABC and looking around the Annapurna Base camp and glacier, you trek down to Chhumrung by taking the same trail and trek to Ghandruk next for the last overnight stay in mountain. You trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara and take flight to Kathmandu same day to end your trek in Kathmandu.

The Short Annapurna base camp Trek is available from Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition on both group departure and private departures. Find the list of the dates to join our group trek and contact us if the listed dates and not suitable and you need to trek in different date or you want to do the private trek. The Short Annapurna Base camp Trek is available all throughout the year and if you have longer ddays then we also have full Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days.


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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with your surroundings. Window shopping would be a good start to look around.

Your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows. Probably the most in the world; however, these unusual sights are sometimes welcome & interesting.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

After having breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, we transfer you to the Kathmandu airport and flight to Pokhara, take a taxi drive to Nayapul and start trekking to Jhinu Dada and it will be easy trekking on flat lever for about 5 hours to Jhinu Dada.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Jhinu Dada
  • Altitude:1760

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek to Bamboo and it will be Climb from Jhinu to Chomrong and the trekking trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge.

Then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak, then we climb further on a rocky path, we will reach Sinuwa, at 2350m & then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Bamboo
  • Altitude:2310

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and we will gently ascend from bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. It’s real pleasant hereabouts on our way to the Annapurna Base Camp, the trail is steeply ascending up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this is named so because it’s a huge overhanging rock which provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty five minutes through a normally ascending path to reach Deurali.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Deurali
  • Altitude:3230

The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctum, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs.

After a short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascending until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m.) Which is one place where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in the venture; we will enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.).

The path follows through alpine meadows and after some distance our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Annapurna Base camp
  • Altitude:4130

It takes about five hours. It's much easier as we go down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however; we have chosen this route as some trekkers may have problem on going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dovan
  • Altitude:2600

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and we take the same route trek back to Chomrong crossing Chumrung Khola.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chhomrong
  • Altitude:2170

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek descending to Kimrong Khola and after crossing the bridge we hike up to Kimrung dada and another few hours walk to our destination of Ghandruk, the Ghandruk is a truly picturesque traditional Gurung settlement and is considered a model village within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the first and largest conservation area established by the National Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Ghandruk
  • Altitude:1940

Today is our last day of our trek day and it is easy trek down by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and trek flat part until Nayapul then drive to Pokhara and take flight to Kathmandu.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. OUTFITTER NEPAL has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks.

You counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…takes care!.

  • Food:B

Trip Map

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu - Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1200
2 - 5 US$ 1000
6 - 12 US$ 850
Departure Note:
  • We have set date to departure the Short Annapurna base camp trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu & Pokhara and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
07 Dec, 2022 - 16 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$850
14 Dec, 2022 - 23 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$850
21 Dec, 2022 - 30 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$850
28 Dec, 2022 - 06 Jan, 2023AvailableUS$850

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