• No Fee to Cancel
  • Booking Amount Has No Credit Card Fees
  • Safe and Quick Internet Booking Platform
  • Complete Bundles trip with a three-meal plan at the lowest price possible
  • Between Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, stroll
  • Reaching Annapurna Base Camp, the trek's highest point (4,130m)
  • Investigating historical, well-known Gurung settlements, Ghandruk, and Chhomrong, as well as the Himchuli Barahi Shikhar, Glacier Dom, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Annapurna I and III Mountains as part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project
  • Jhinu Organic Hot Spring
  • Unique plant and animal species, including rhododendron, pine, spruce, fir, and reptiles, as well as bears, musk deer, gharials, leopards, langurs, and rhesus monkeys.
  • Bird watching helps you observe many local and migratory bird species.
  • Route taking in a number of temples and stupas

About Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 9 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the ideal option for you if you're seeking for a journey that combines breath-taking Himalayan views, verdant forests, and real cultural encounters. We will go over all the information you require to organize and carry out this amazing journey in this guide.

9-Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Facts

  • The highest point is Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Effort level: moderate
  • best months to travel: February, March, April, September, October, and November.
  • longest travel times: December and January 
  • Not advised: June, July, and August
  • Departure dates: We are able to undertake this excursion throughout the year, regardless of the season. Nonetheless, we typically set firm departure times for the advised months, such as February, March, April, September, October, and November.
  • Maximum bag weight : 15 kilograms (including sleeping bags and down jackets)
  • Activity: City tour and hiking
  • means of transportation: tour bus, van, jeep, automobile, and plane

What is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a six-days trekking journey through the Himalayas that brings you to the base camp of one of the highest and most stunning mountains in the world, Annapurna. Before arriving at the high alpine region, the trip takes you through picturesque villages, terraced farms, and deep forests.

The Annapurna region's most popular trip, the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, offers the ideal fusion of picturesque mountain views and cultural encounters. The lovely mountain villages of Birethanti, Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Jinu, and Deurali are visited on this six-days trekking journey, which highlights the area's varied cultural heritage and scenic landscape.

Our highly experienced trekking guides have designed this trek specifically for travelers who have limited time but still want to explore the breathtaking Annapurna region of Nepal. The short trek is a comfortable route suitable even for beginners, offering magnificent views of the Annapurna massif and its surroundings.

During the trek, you will be awed by the mesmerizing landscape, including terrace meadows, lush rhododendron forests, and towering mountain views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and many others.

As you journey through the animated villages of Gurung and Magar people, you will also have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their culture and way of life.

The ABC Trek is considered a moderate trek within the Annapurna region, providing a perfect balance of cultural and natural experiences. Overall, this trek is an inspiring and fulfilling journey, offering breathtaking views and an opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 9 Days Route

Kathmandu/Pokhara -> Nayapul -> Ghorepani -> Deurali -> Annapurna Base Camp (via MBC) -> Deurali -> Tadapani -> Pokhara/Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 9 Days Difficulty

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 9 Days is a moderately challenging trek. Although the route is suitable for beginners, some sections may be steep and strenuous.

During the trek, you will encounter some ascents and descents, which can be physically demanding. However, our experienced guides will ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable trek, taking enough rest stops along the way.

It is important to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the trek. Prior training can be helpful in preparing for the trek. However, the trek does not require any technical climbing skills or equipment.

With proper preparation, a positive attitude, and a willingness to embrace the challenge, the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 9 Days can be an incredible experience that you will never forget.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Time To Go 

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the autumn season (September-November) and the spring season (March-May). These months offer the best weather conditions and clear views of the mountains.


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A 9-days itinerary is a great option for individuals with a tight schedule to see the best parts of this adventure. This route normally involves 6 days of hiking and begins and ends in Pokhara, the entrance to the Annapurna area. While you hike, you'll travel through quaint towns, verdant forests, and picturesque vistas while taking in the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains. The walk also offers the chance to learn about different cultures because you'll have the chance to speak with locals and get a glimpse into their way of life.

Overall, even with a short amount of time, the 9-days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a fantastic way to see the wonder and adventure of the Himalayas.

Day 1: Welcome to Nepal

Greetings! Upon your arrival, we will be delighted to receive you at the international airport and promptly escort you to our hotel. After you've had a chance to unwind and rejuvenate, we will start our half-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swaymbhunath temple.

  • 3 star Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 m

We will leave Kathmandu in a luxurious private vehicle on the first day of the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 8 Days and travel to Pokhara. During the about 6-7 hour drive, we will pass through picturesque landscapes, verdant hills, and tiny towns. After we get to Pokhara, we'll check into our hotel and have a little free time to go about. Day 1 of 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins in the scenic lakeside city of Pokhara.

  • 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Ghandruk
  • 850 m

After a hearty breakfast, meet your driver and drive to a small village called Nayapul and take a short walk to Birethati to get your trekking permit. From here, all by foot, crossing scenic suspension bridges, hiking over sparkling waterfalls, and crossing alpine meadows where yaks graze and Gurung villagers tend to feast on buckwheat and millet, the trek really kicks in starts with. As you approach your destination, Ghandruk, you can even get a great view of the snow-capped mountains.

Ghandruk itself is a sprawling hilltop village, and once you settle into your accommodation, you'll meet many friendly his Gurung villagers. Overnight stay at a local trekking lodge or tea house. This is the usual method of overnight trekking in Nepal, where you can have a home-cooked meal and a warm place to sleep. After check-in, relax with a hot cup of tea in the village as the sun sets over the summits of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail Shaped. In the evening you can visit the Gurung Museum and walk around the village with amazing views of the Himalayas. 

  • Basic Mountain Lodge
  • B-L-D
  • Ghandruk
  • 1940 m

After eating our first meal in the mountains, we ascend to Kimrungdanda for about an hour. Great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre), and Ganggapurna can be seen on the approach. A steep slope leads us to the Kimrong Khola from the summit of this Kimrungdada. Following a brief period of descent, we climb again for a difficult rise from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, after which it is a short stroll to Chhomrong. The picturesque settlement of Chhomrong is situated in the shadow of the enormous Annapurna mountain. The motel offers views of the fascinating scenery. Spend the night in Chhomrong.

  • Basic Mountain Lodge
  • B-L-D
  • Chhomrong
  • 2170 m

As we have already spent a few days trekking in the western Himalayas, it may not be surprising to learn the name of our next stop on the Annapurna Base Camp Trip. We have our sights set on the modest collection of lodges known as Himalaya. We'll descend from Chhomrong, pass the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, and then continue on the trail to Sinuwa to arrive there. The trail will lead us past shimmering waterfalls and lush, green forests, and the ridgeline at Sinuwa offers breathtaking mountain vistas that rival anything we've yet seen. From here, the trail ascends and dips in alternating directions through bamboo woodlands where, if they're lucky, hikers could see langur monkeys. When we finally arrive in the Himalaya, we'll make sure to get plenty of rest—tomorrow is a big day!

  • Basic Mountain Lodge
  • B-L-D
  • Himalaya
  • 2820 m

We will go out early on the fifth day to hike to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). We'll travel along a trail that climbs and descends steeply across a harsh area. Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp will be our final stops before arriving at the latter, where we will be encircled by soaring Himalayan peaks. The journey will take about 6-7 hours.

  • Basic Mountain Lodge
  • B-L-D
  • ABC
  • 4130 m

After breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp, we will start our descent towards Sinuwa or Bamboo. The trail will take us through the same route that we took while ascending, but with different perspectives and stunning views. We will pass through the small villages of Deurali, Dovan, and Himalaya before reaching Sinuwa or Bamboo, where we will spend the night.

  • Basic Mountain Lodge
  • Breakfast
  • Bamboo
  • 2310 m

On the final day of our trek, we will descend from Sinuwa or Bamboo to Siwai, where we will take a private vehicle back to Pokhara. The drive will take approximately 2-3 hours, and we will arrive in Pokhara by late afternoon. We will then transfer you to your hotel or the airport, concluding our Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 8 Days adventure.

  • 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Pokhara
  • 850 m

From Pokhara, we shall drive back to Kathmandu, the journey filled with the ever-diverse landscape and changing topography. Overnight stay at Kathmandu hotel.

  • 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 m

What to Expect

  • Pickups from the airport upon arrival and drops off at the conclusion of your trip by private vehicle.
  • 2 nights of 3 star deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing basis (BB plan).
  • 2 nights of 3 star deluxe accommodation in Pokhara twin sharing basis(BB plan).
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) Permits for the Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP)
  • All required ground transportation by private vehicle to trekking starting and finishing locations according to the schedule
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back (by tourist bus or private car/vehicle)
  • Both way on a private transport from Pokhara to Nayapul (trek start) and Siwai or Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara.
  • Complete information on the trail before beginning the hike (In Kathmandu or Pokhara)
  • At the conclusion of the trip or trek, a traditional Nepali meal celebrating Nepalese culture 
  • During the trek, full board is provided (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • On the walk, only evenings were spent at neighborhood teahouses or lodges (Twin sharing basis)
  • For a minimum party size of two individuals, a licensed, seasoned English-speaking trekking guide (local guide) or porter (strong local sherpa) will be given to carry your stuff (2 Guest Sharing 1 Porter)
  • A first aid kit for health
  • Foods, Accommodations and local tax for Guide/Guide cum Porter/Porter
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire
  • International flight tickets to Nepal and back
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fees - On Arrival Visa Fee (15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD)
  •  Lunch & dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Any type of drink (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc.) and bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot showers, WIFI, and all electronic battery charges are exclusively available while trekking.
  • Tips and gratitude to your guide, porters, guide cum porter, and drivers
  • Additional nights' lodging or meals in Pokhara/Kathmandu due to an earlier arrival, later departure, or earlier return from trekking (for any reason) than the specified itinerary
  • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance)


Useful Information


You can stay at one of the many tea houses or lodges along the trail while on the hike. You can take advantage of the local warmth and food in addition to the simple but decent lodging.

Equipment and Gear List For Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The essential trekking gear recommended for trekking in Nepal is mentioned below. All specified gears are also easily available in Kathmandu, which has a large number of stores providing the gear and clothing required for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket 
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking Sue with spare laces
  • Pair of flip flop
  • Underwear & Swimming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • 1 set- Headlamp
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
  • Water purification tablets/ electric light
  • Wash towel
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
  • Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit

Permits and Fees

You will require two permissions in order to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek: the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). These licenses cost between USD 20 and USD 30 and may be purchased in Kathmandu or Pokhara.


A once-in-a-lifetime journey, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a special fusion of scenic beauty, cultural encounters, and adventure. Anyone with a reasonable degree of fitness may accomplish this walk successfully with the right planning and preparation. Pack your bags and prepare for an incredible trek through the Himalayas!


How long is the trek?

We can make the Annapurna Panorama trek from 3 days to 11 days of Hiking. The duration depends on where to end the trip.

How to get Annapurna region & away?

To get Annapurna region first we need to be at Pokhara, you can choose either flight or you can drive too. But from Pokhara to the trekking starting point, we’ll drive.

Can I get sectional service for a cheap price instead of a full board package?

If you prefer to have partial services rather than full-board packages, we’ve also partial services packages.
In partial services, we provide a guide, porter, trekking permits, and other services on demand. We charge USD 20 per day for the Local Guide, USD 18 per day for strong porters, and USD 50 per person for the Permits.

How hard is Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Comparing the Everest Base Camp trek to the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the former is a more simpler hike. The reasons for this include that hiking to Annapurna Base Camp requires fewer days of walking, reaching altitudes of no more than 4,130m (13,550 ft), and spending the least amount of time possible at higher altitudes. Additionally, compared to the EBC walk, the air in the Annapurna region has more oxygen due to the lush trees at low altitudes. The Annapurna Base Camp trip begins at an elevation of 800 meters (2,625 feet), providing enough time for acclimatization.

Although the EBC journey may be easier than the Annapurna Base Camp climb, both treks demand a similar degree of fitness. Since the trek is just a long hike on low elevations across the verdant slopes of the Annapurna massif's southern flank, hikers do not need technical experience, rock climbing, or mountaineering skills. The trek is only strenuous because to its length of 9 days, which includes lots of uphill and downhill walking (11 days when arrival and departure are included). If you don't have much time, you can complete the walk in 7 days by taking the quicker route.

Who am I traveling with?

You'll be on the road with people from all around the world who share your interests. As a result, there is no upper age limit for participating in this walk, but we are very worried about your level of physical, mental, and hiking experience fitness. We make every effort to form groups with people who are in the same age range as ourselves so that everyone can hike at a similar speed and make the journey together easier.

While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, would I lose weight?

According to your well planned itinerary, you will typically be eating wholesome, balanced meals that are readily available on the route. For hikers, losing 7–10% of body weight is not uncommon, although it also depends on the hiker's appetite and other circumstances. Most experienced trekkers are able to consume a nutritious diet, get enough sleep, and properly acclimate their bodies to the altitude in order to make up for the weight loss. All climbers are always encouraged to eat as much as they can, for which we prepare a well balanced meal, and to sleep soundly so that they can get enough rest.

How cold is Annapurna Base Camp ?

Different seasons of the year bring very different weather conditions at Annapurna Base Camp. The spring season, which lasts from March through May, is pleasant, with daytime highs of 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) and cool evenings and early mornings. The summer or monsoon season lasts from June through August and is characterized by torrential downpours, thundershowers, humid days, and daytime highs of 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). The best time of year to hike to Annapurna Base Camp is in the fall (September to November), when the weather is more predictable and steady than in other seasons. The average daytime temperature is 15 to 17°C (59-63°F), while the lows at night and in the early mornings are 5 to 7°C (41-45°F). The coldest months are winter (December to February), when daytime highs range from 9 to 17°C (48 to 63°F), but overnight lows can drop as low as 0°C (32°F). The best time of year to experience snowfall and breath-taking mountain views is during the winter.

Should I take Diamox Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Diamox is a drug that is typically administered to avoid altitude sickness rather than to treat its symptoms. Compared to the Everest base camp journey, the Annapurna base camp trek carries a lower risk of altitude sickness. However, as a precaution, we shall start by giving you the medication. There is no need to be concerned because your trekking guides have many Diamox medicines and first aid supplies. It is advised to discuss any allergic reactions or side effects you may experience with your doctor.

What symptoms indicate altitude sickness? 

The first symptoms typically appear 12 to 24 hours after reaching high altitudes.  The symptoms of altitude sickness vary depending on its severity. Mild, transient altitude sickness symptoms include lightheadedness, exhaustion, appetite loss, trouble sleeping, a general lack of energy, and shortness of breath. These symptoms can occasionally be accompanied by headaches, nausea, and vomiting.

Is Mount Everest visible from Annapurna Base Camp?

Unfortunately, the Annapurna base camp has no views of Mount Everest. While Annapurna is located in the western portion of the Himalayan range, Everest is located to the east. Instead, you can take in the breathtaking vistas of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and a number of other Annapurna ranges while you go.

What drinking water options are there in the Annapurna region? 

Water can be purchased in mineral water bottles from stores located along the trails. Another way to purify tap or stream water before drinking is by carrying reusable water bottles and several types of water filtration chemicals. Bottles of water can be refilled at the teahouses or in the numerous streams and rivers that can be found along the walk. We advise you to consume boiled water while you are at your lodge. Those who are adamant on drinking nothing but mineral water should be prepared to spend more money, as the cost of bottled water increases as you move higher up.

What is the cost of the treks to Annapurna Base Camp?

There is no exact calculation for the cost of Annapurna base camp, however it often costs between $1200 to $3500 per person. The route to the base camp of the tenth-highest peak in the world depends on a number of variables, including the operator's reputation and brand name. It also depends on the time of year you want to visit, the amenities you need, the quality of the lodging and dining alternatives, and other factors.