Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek (13 Days)

Basic Info ( Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 13 Days ) $ 960 per person

Duration 13
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate car & Tourist bus
Altitude 4,130m/13,545ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea House/Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking, Hiking
Meals Welcome and Farewell dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during treks

Basic Intro

ABC, Annapurna Base Camp trek has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world which offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This trek attracts the large number of tourists because they find everything the Himalayas have to offer, accessible along a selection of well-maintained trails that snake in and around the 55-kilometre Annapurna massif, separated from the gargantuan Dhaulagiri (8167m) by the Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the world.


The trek to Annapurna base camp starts from Nayapul following the Modi River and passing through dense stands of rhododendron and bamboo. Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali and finally Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You get plenty of time to explore the vicinity of Base Camp. We then trek back to Nayapul passing the village like Bamboo and Jhinu Danda.


After arrival in Kathmandu we will transfer to your hotel, which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide you a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, Tea/Coffee maker and the toiletateries. However, we have hotel Crystal Palace in Pokhara, nearby Phewa Lake.  These hotels are 3 star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price include 3-star category hotel however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. But during the trek there is only Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have any facility except the twin bed. All the rooms are in “twin share”. For Single supplementary will charge $200 extra.  In Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel have 24/7 receptions while in the trekking recitation are closed after 9-10pm. In some place during trekking we have private bathroom but in some area there is only share bathroom. The entire place has 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek it is chargeable.


For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. We also serve lunch and dinner from our hotel restaurant where you have to pay by yourself. However, during trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy. We also offer Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03:  Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive 

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft), 1 hr drive and 5-6 hrs walk 

Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk 

Day 06:  Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 07:  Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek 

Day 08:  Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5 - 6 hrs trek 

Day 09:  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 10:  Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 11:  Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive 

Day 12: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour 

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home 


  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Three nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu  and Two night 3-star hotel in Pokhara with welcome drinks and breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private Vehicle.
  • All sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private car/jeep.
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Not Includes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Private Car (Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu one way $115 extra up to 3 People).
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight (one way $122/Person )
  • Pokhara Sightseeing.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Arrival, transfer to Hotel

Day 1 : Arrival, transfer to Hotel

According to your flight detail, you will be greeted by our representative at international airport with your name and Himalayan Club Tours and Travel written on it. Then, we will assist you in transfer to Hotel where you are be welcomed by tea/coffee. At evening we have a welcome dinner organized by our team to get to know each other. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After short introduction with our tour guide, today we are having tour to Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage site with our tour guide which include Pashupatinath Temple “Nepal biggest Hindu temple” it is also place for the body crimination of Hindu religion. Then we drive to Bouddhanath Stupa whch is nearby Pashupatinath temple. Bouddhanath is Asian biggest stupa. It was damage by earthquake on 2015 AD however, it is completely repaired recently. Then after we drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, popularly known by “monkey temple” this stupa is on the small where we can see the whole Kathmandu valley from there. At last we drive to Patan durbar square, “Ancient Royal Palace”. Inside the square you can see different Hindu temple which are Bhimsen temple, Vishwonath temple, Taleju Bhawani temple and Krishna Temple which is most popular temple among them. Beside it you can study the Newar architecture, arts and their culture where, our tour guide help you to describe about its history of every place. At evening we have a meeting with our trekking guide and make our trekking preparation. And check our equipment for trekking. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive

After taking a packed breakfast at hotel, we drive to second touristic area of Nepal “Pokhara”. It is also popularly known as lake side city. We departed at around 7 am in the morning form tourist bus park of Kathmandu. We follow the Prithivi Highway for Pokhara. We drive for 6 – 7 hours with twice a lunch and tea break on the way. While driving to Pokhara we drive by the bank of Trishuli River and also can see the amazing panorama of river with green hills. Overnight at Pokhara
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft), 1 hr drive and 5-6 hrs walk

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft), 1 hr drive and 5-6 hrs walk

We drive to Nayapul after having breakfast at our hotel. From where we start our trek, after having tea and trek preparation we will start our walk towards Ghandruk. It will be around 5 hours walk from Nayapul. Ghandruk is a beautiful gurung village with some wonderful views of Annapurna region.
Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 5 : Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Today after enjoying majestic views of Annapurna region we continue our trek towards Chhomrong. Today trek leads to rhododendron forest through few hills. Chhomrong is another beautiful gurung village. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek

Day 6 : Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek

Having breakfast at lodge then we walk to Dovan village by passing Sinuwa. Sinuwa is the community village where we can see the view of Mt. Annapurna and popular Ghandruk village. We walk forward to our destination following the Modi River and crossing decent Bamboo Rhododendron and Oak Forest. We stay at Bamboo for our lunch and rest. From here we walk Dovan for after walking for one and half hour. Stay overnight at Dovan.
Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek

Day 7 : Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek

Today we hike from 2520m to 3200m so we will feel a little bit tired. We have to walk on straight up steep stairs and huge rock. After crossing the Himalaya and Hinku Cave where we stay for the lunch we reach to Deurali. Stay overnight at Deurali.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 8 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5 - 6 hrs trek

Today is the most important and memorable day of the trekking we have to walk more the 1000m up from Deurali. We start our journey to Annapurna base camp early in morning. We walk through Birch Forest. We walk to Machhapuchre Base Camp for lunch we enjoy our lunch at the place with the beautiful view of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail). We spend some hour at the place and see the panoramic view of mountain. Then, we walk to Annapurna Base Camp following the trial. As we go closer to the base camp we see the stunning view of Annapurna South, Annapurna I and so on. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek

Day 9 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek

We walk up early in the morning to see the sunrise view from Mt. Annapurna. We enjoy the view with hot tea and coffee. We take some memorable photo and video. We start walk back to downhill trek after having breakfast at hotel. We follow the same trial to walk back. We stay overnight at Bamboo.
Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek

Day 10 : Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek

From Bamboo we walk straight downhill to Chhomrong. We stay for our lunch and we walk down to Jhinu Dada following the step trial. At afternoon we also have time to enjoy the day in Hot spring near to Dangaki River. We take rest at Jhinu dada and after some hour we walk downhill to Hot spring which is about 30 minute walking from our lodge. All of our tired and pain during the trek will be lost at the time and we feel relief and relax at the time. We spend an hour at the Hot spring and walk back to Lodge. Stay overnight at Jhinu Dada.
Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive

Day 11 : Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive

Last day of Annapurna Base Camp trekking, we enjoy our walking through the hills and step trials. We walk to Nayapul for around 6 hours. Then we drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

Day 12 : Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

We drive to Kathmandu early in morning in cozy tourist bus by following the same Prithivi highway. While driving we can see river on the left while high hills on the right side. In evening we have a farewell dinner with our office team leader where you can share your experience about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home

Day 13 : Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home

Last day in Nepal our office staff will drop you at airport before 2 hours of your actual flight, with some good memory about us and unforgettable memories about trekking.

Equipment List

- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

- Lightweight gloves

- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Useful Information

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.