Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration10 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4,130 m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Majestic view of the mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna III, and Annapurna South
  • Interact with the local Gurung and Magar people
  • Visit Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Overnight at teahouse lodge

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days Itinerary and Cost 

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days is the best trip in Nepal at the most reasonable cost. WIth the ABC Trek cost ranging around USD 750- USD 800, you get to make the most out of your time in the gorgeous Annapurna Region that too at a tight budget. If you are someone who is willing to go on an amazing adventure around the Annapurna Circuit, then Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days is the best choice among various ABC Trekking Packages of low cost.

Starting the trek from the capital and continuing the journey in Pokhara, you get to experience a lot and lot about the culture, nature, and heritages of both the cities. During your journey forward Pokhara in the 10 Days Budget ABC Trek, you get to check out the most exquisite views of the snow-capped mountain peaks like Fishtail, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, and many more. The presence of the bamboo, oak, and alpine woodlands makes the whole journey in the Annapurna Region your moment of lifetime.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days Itinerary is similar to the other normal ABC Treks. The only thing difference is that in the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days you get to travel and explore the Annapurna Region in a tighter budget. You get to interact with the local Magar and Gurung people. You get to embrace their culture and know a lot more about how they actually live and enjoy life. Being an easy budget friendly trek for the people of all age groups,

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days is the trek of low cost in which you should come with your family members and friends. Also, despite being a trek at low cost, Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days is a trek with the best quality. Enjoy life like never before in the beautiful landscapes of Annapurna.

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You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel Eco Resort or skyline Hotel.

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Drive to Pokhara by turist bus it takes about [210km-5-6hr] Evening: free time to self explore around Phewa Lake and lake side pokhara tourist place. Overnight at Hotel Third Pole or similar.

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

We begin the trek from Siwai. We will take a sharing vehicle to Siwai which takes about 3 hours along the snake line road via Naudanda, Nayapul and Birethanti. The trekking route from Siwai to Chhomrong is very picturesque. We will start our walk and the route leads through smaller farm villages then cross the new long suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola heading towards a nice village at Jhinu Danda. This is really enthralling.

From Jhinu the route is all the way uphill along the terraced farm fields up to Chhomrong. This is also one of the vantage point of the trail. Relish the tremendous view of Annapurna South, Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Annapurna III visible from Chhomrong, the gateway village towards Annapurna Base Camp. This is a large and last permanent Gurung village before Annapurna base camp, other places on the route beyond Chhomrong are a temporary settlement to cater the need of trekkers with the lodge and guest houses all the way to Annapurna base camp.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

We will take a Morning walk downhill to the river, then crossing a short bridge heading up to reach at Sinuwa at 2,330 m high, a lonely spot with few shops and nice lodges walk from here leads into cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees and then a short steep descend to Bamboo a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, On Modi River gorge.

After Bamboo slightly more than an hour of slow climb brings to Dovan. After Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, our walk leads higher through thickly forested area reaching to Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

The trail continues steeply up to the Hinko cave. Then after short descend and then crossing ablation of old avalanches of a rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to more wide open area. From Deurali heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchhre base camp at 3,700 m high, located beneath towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.

After a nice lunch stop at MBC finally, our walk leads into famous and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary where Annapurna Base camp is located. MBC, the starting point of the sanctuary, as the walk leads higher ground for a few hours and the amphitheater of peaks that surrounds this amazing place gives chilling sensation. Two hours of ascending brings you to the highest spot of this adventure at Annapurna base camp with 4,130 meters elevation.

In afternoon and evening relish by overlooking Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretch up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peak or Singu Chuli.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

We will observe the splendid sunrise from the Annapurna Base Camp. After breakfast we will start to descend. Enjoy the return trip as our travel experts suggests you will get outstanding experience while returning back from the high altitude destination to low altitude destination. We will then hike down to Modi Khola at Bamboo, the elevation drops by 1700m. The area is flanked by some lodges and tea-houses isolated among the vastness of the open mountain, greeted each morning by crisp cold air and the immensity of solitary desolation. Overnight at Bamboo.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Jhinu Danda is the destination set for today. From Bamboo we first hike up to Kuldhigar, where the office of ACAP and the visitor center is located. We then hike down to the bridge across the Chhomrong River passing Sinuwa. We cross the bridge and enter a beautiful Gurung village of Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, a steep descent will take us to Jhinu Danda. The Jhinu hot spring is 15-20minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda. You can relax your tired muscles by taking a relaxing dip in the hot spring bathing pool. The night will be spent at a lodge in Jhinu Danda.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

You can go to the hot spring again this morning then trek down to nayapul then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel. Overnight at Hotel third Pole.

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Its takes about 6 hour. Evening: Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [Complement] Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel Eco Resort or skyline Hotel.

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Today is your last day so Free time until departure. Then we Transfer to the international airport for final departure.

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    Cost Details
    Cost Includes
    • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
    • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu - (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
    • Ground transportation by flight or private car from Kathmandu – Pokhara –kathmandu and by car from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
    • Two night’s standard accommodation in Pokhara (First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
    • Duffle bag, if necessary.
    • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
    Cost Excludes
    • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
    • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
    • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
    • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic Drinks.
    • Sweet things like chocolate.
    • Hot shower during the trekking.
    • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
    Departure Dates
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    Date PriceStatus 
    Start DateSundayMay 19, 2024End DateTuesdayMay 28, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateTuesdayMay 21, 2024End DateThursdayMay 30, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateThursdayMay 23, 2024End DateSaturdayJun 01, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateSaturdayMay 25, 2024End DateMondayJun 03, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateMondayMay 27, 2024End DateWednesdayJun 05, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateWednesdayMay 29, 2024End DateFridayJun 07, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
    Essential Information

    Best seasons for 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp

    You can do the 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp throughout the year but spring and autumn are the best seasons to do 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp. Autumn is a dry season that offers clear blue sky and moderate temperature. In spring, the trail will bloom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region.

    Packing tools for 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp

    • 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
    • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
    • Sun hat/scarf
    • Sunglasses
    • Sleeping bag
    • Trekking poles
    • Day bag above 40 L
    • Basic personal first aid kit
    • Water bottles, water purification tablets
    • 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.)

    Accommodation during 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp

    We will accommodate you in tea houses. It is a basic lodges with shared room and facilities. The facilities provided are basic but convenient and efficient. The bed with foam pad, pillow and blanket are provided to you. We will recommend to bring a sleeping bag in case you feel uncomfortable. We have to use a common washrooms and if you need hot water shower, you have to pay extra by yourself.

    Meals during 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp

    Teahouses offer a one of a kind and authentic taste of the local culture and hospitality. They mostly serve Dal Bhat and Tarkari – a typical Nepali dishes. They will serve the veggies according to the seasonal basis. In the menu, there will be western cuisines like momo (dumpling), noodles, macaroni, pizza etc. you will be having your dinner, breakfast in a common dining hall.

    10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp difficulties

    Annapurna Base Camp 10 days short trek is a moderate grade trip with most stops with an altitude under 3000 meters. Trekkers should be able to walk for 4-6 hours per day. Trekking experience is not required, but regular exercise and preparation to build endurance and strength is advised. The walk entails walking on a well-established trail that includes some steep uphill and downhill sections. Having a will power and thought like ‘I can do it and I dare to complete it’ is needed in any treks.

    Guides and porters during 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp

    It is not compulsory to have a guide with you but it is highly recommended. As well as we can learn about so many things about the single trails while travelling with guides. Trekkers will pass through a remote, difficult trail to arrive at the destination every day. In that case professional trekking guide will help you to reach your destination safely and successfully.

    Likewise porters are needed for your journey. Porters will help you to carry your luggage so that you can walk towards your trails freely.

    Permits for 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp

    10 days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek requires several permits. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is the first permit required and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card, which is required for the second permits.

    Travel insurance for 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp

    For the safety, travel insurance is mandatory for every traveler. Having a travel insurance will have make you feel safe and peaceful. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses.

    Tipping in 10 days short trek to Annapurna Base Camp

    Tipping is the accepted ways of saying thank you for your good services. In the Nepalese culture, we accept the tips. It’s not compulsory to give a tips to guides or porters. If you like the services provided by them, then you give the tips as appreciation gift. The tipping completely depends on your wish and choice.

    Why to do 10 days short trek to Annapurna base camp?

    10 days short to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular and rewarding short treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 Days is an amazing opportunity for those who want to complete this amazing trek without going too slow or rushing it. The route this trek takes is the shortest possible one to let you explore everything in the fastest possible way. The trek takes you through villages inhabited by traditional Gurung and Magar communities and gives you an insight into their own culture and way of life. You can interact with local residents, taste traditional foods and observe their ancient customs and traditions. The walk takes you through a variety of landscapes including lush forests, row fields and rugged terrain. You will cross rivers, climb steep mountains and navigate narrow roads while admiring the natural beauty of the area. Not only this trek offers the beauty of nature and the thrill of trekking, but it also is a great way to explore the unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Magar and Gurung people residing in this region.

    What Our Clients Says
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      ChocoJapan,September 25, 2019

      Unforgettable experience

      Thank you so much for organizing the great 10 days ABC trekking tour for us. Hari Khadka the company Owner was responsible and professional and the pricing was very reasonable. We meet Ngima Ongel (trekking guide) who has excellent English and he had helped us a lot for the whole trip. The whole process of organizing our trip was professional and Hari and our guide Ngima always made sure that our needs were met at any time. Truly an unforgettable experience!

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      GurdeepMalaysia,September 24, 2019

      Thankyou So much Mr Hari, Nara, Niema

      Thanks Hati for our smooth trip, even though we had so many last minute changes in our trek and during the trek too and you accommodated all. Niema (our guide) and Nara(porter) were also so humble. We enjoyed throughout and we will sure comeback.
      ABC place itself is surreal and impact is several times than one can imagine.

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