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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

Trip Facts

Duration: 10 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house/Camping

Max Altitude: 4170 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation 

Grade: Moderate

Short Annapurna Base Camp trek which is also called Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a moderate trek which is suitable for all kinds of trekkers, and it can be done in different time duration.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek usually takes 14 days to complete. For those trekkers who are restricted by the time, but wish to reach to Annapurna Base Camp, the 10 days Annapurna Base Camp trek will be a good choice and the solution for it!

Our company, Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition organizes the Annapurna Base Camp trek as per trekker’s interest and time duration.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info
  • Map

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about five hours.

Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Jhinudanda (Hot spring) (1800m.) this takes about five hours.

Day 04: Trek from Jhinudanda to Bamboo (2340m) it takes about six and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) takes about five hours.

Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours.

Day 07: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours.

Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) takes about six hours.

Day 09: Trek from Jhinudanda to Birethanti (1025m.) takes about five hours.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warming glimpse of Pokhara Valley and fall in love with its ethereal beauty.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. You can observe the glistening white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about five hours.

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about five hours. From here you begin your trek to Pothana (1900m.). The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which gives you an opportunity to look at the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The ascent trail follows to Pothana through the forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Jhinudanda (Hot spring) (1800m.) this takes about five hours.

Trek from Pothana to Jhinudanda (Hot spring) (1800m.) this takes about five hours. While trekking from Pothana to Jhinudanda the trail ascends gently to Deurali and begins to descend up to Bherikharka through forests. You then follow a flat path till you reach Landruk village. The path you follow till Landruk is really exhilarating as you pass through many local villages rich in culture, terrace fields and numerous green hills. From here the trail descends to Modi Khola (stream) and ascends gently all the way to Jhinudanda. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Jhinudanda to Bamboo (2340m) it takes about six and half hours.

Trek from Jhinudanda to Bamboo (2340m) it takes about six and half hours. The trail is steep up through terraces from Jhinudanda to Chhomrong. Passing Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a wooden bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Bhanuwa in forests of bamboo and terrace fields and passing through a few small settlements. Climbing further on a rocky trail you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. We keep on climbing through rhododendron forests to Kuldi Ghar, at 2520m. This was once a British sheep breeding project. In winter, it's common to find snow anywhere from this point on. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) takes about five hours.

Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. It takes approximately twenty minutes to reach Deurali (3230m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours.

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours. This is one of the places, where you can 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 forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours.

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours. Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Dovan. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) takes about six hours.

Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) takes about six hours. The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Jhinudanda to Birethanti (1025m.) takes about five hours.

Trek from Jhinudanda to Birethanti (1025m.) takes about five hours. The trail gradually descends all the way to Birethanti along the bank of Modi Khola. En- route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios. Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now, you walk for almost twenty minutes through flat path up to Nayapul (New Bridge). Here you board vehicle to drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately one and a half hour. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city, Kathmandu.

The price includes the following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by A/C deluxe tourist bus and Pokhara – Phedi and Nayapul – Pokhara by private Vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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