7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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1-15 persons




Private Car, Jeep


Hotel & Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking &Tour

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna Range


Kathmandu - Kathmandu


7 Days

Trip Overview

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Embrace Stunning Mountain Views and Local Culture

Why You Should Join 7 Days ABC Trekking

The 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a perfect blend of breathtaking mountain vistas and an exclusive glimpse into the local culture at the heart of the Annapurna region. For those with limited time but a strong desire to explore the Annapurna Base Camp, this trek is the ideal option. Commencing from Pokhara and concluding in the same city, this trek allows you to experience the entire course of the Annapurna Base Camp in just 7 days.

Throughout the journey, you'll be treated to remarkable views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu mountain ranges. The Annapurna Sanctuary trek takes you through lush green forests adorned with rhododendron and other vibrant flowers, along with terraced farming lands, creating a truly emotive experience of natural beauty. The unique cultural flavors of the ethnic Gurung, Ghale, Thakali, and Magar communities, combined with their warm hospitality and ever-smiling reception, will leave you feeling blissful.

This 7-day Annapurna Base Camp trek not only showcases Nepal's beauty but also provides insight into its rich cultural heritage.

Best Time for 7 Days ABC Trek

The optimal time to embark on the Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek is during the spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November, December) seasons. These periods offer favorable weather conditions and present the most captivating views. However, it's worth noting that this trek is possible throughout the entire year.

Cost for 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not only an unforgettable experience but also an economical option for those with time constraints. The trek package covers the essential elements of the journey, ensuring you get the most out of your adventure without exceeding your budget. With careful planning and our expert guidance, you can enjoy the wonders of the Annapurna region without breaking the bank.

Join us on this remarkable journey to Annapurna Base Camp, where stunning mountain panoramas and the richness of local culture await you. Embrace the natural beauty and cultural tapestry of Nepal, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's spring, autumn, or any other time of the year, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an experience you won't want to miss!

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Pokhara to Nayapul (40km) 1.30hrs drive and trek to Hot spring 4hrs trek.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning after having the breakfast, we start our trekking program by driving about 40.7 kilometers to Nayapul. We start trekking from Nayapul, after 30-minute walk to the village of Birethanthi, we have to show our trekking permit and TIMS card in the counter and start trekking. The trekking route follows the Modi Khola River side with several beautiful settlements such as Syaulibazar, Queme along the several rice fields. We reach at Jhinudanda famous as Hot Spring and stay overnight at lodge.

Day 2 : Trek from Hot spring to Dovan 2600m/ 8762ft walk about 6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start our today’s walking journey after the morning breakfast. The trekking route goes to uphill to Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent arrangement in the valley and the trail descends down to stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than ascends to Sinuwa. After a short stop, we trek to Dovan by passing the Bamboo. Overnight we stay in lodge at Dovan.

Day 3 : Trek from Dovan to Machhauchhare Base Camp 3700m/ 12,140 ft
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today our trekking starts from Dovan and stops at Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) where some comfortable lodges available. Machapuchare (Fishtail) base camp is just considered base camp because this Machapuchare Mountain is not permitted for climbing. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Day 4 : Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m / 13550ft) and back to Dovan 2600m/ 8762ft

Today, we trek uphill to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.), spend 2-3 hours in Base Camp for sceneries and photographs and return back to Dovan. Annapurna Base Camp is crowed during the trekking season and full of snow in winter. After spending some quality time of life here, we return back to Dovan passing by the Machapuchare Base Camp and Himalaya Hotel. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 5 : Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung ( 2150m / 7053ft walk about 7hrs
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking starts after the mortning breakfast in Dovan trail and leads to Sinuwa via bamboo. enjoying the different views from stopping points having some cups of tea/coffee, we descend to Chhomrong village where we spend our night. The rhododendron and bamboo forest on the trekking route is remarkable. Overnight at lodge

Day 6 : Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk 1940m / 6334ft walk about 4hrs.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After the morning breakfast our trek follows the trail to Ghandrunk village along the Kimring Khola to the famous Gurung village Ghandruk or Ghandrung is decorated with Buddhist monasteries, and prayer flags. We enjoy the warm hospitality of Gurung community here. Overnight stay at lodge in Ghandruk.

Day 7 : Trek from Ghandruk village to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is our last day of trekking. After the morning breakfast, our trail leads downwards for 3 hours and easy walking of half an hour via Birethati to reach the road to Pokhara at Nayapul. We pick up by a private car to Pokhara to catch the flight to Kathmandu or enjoy the different sites of Pokhara.

Cost Includes

  • Private transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul (trek start)and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara
  • Government licensed Life Dream Adventure experienced trek leader (guide), an assistant trekking guide for 1/2 or more trekkers. Porters to help trekkers luggage ( 1 porter for two trekkers, max luggage limit per trekker is 15 kg)
  • Guides and porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Life Dream Adventure certificate of appreciation after successful trek

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 15kg per person)
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, bottled water or boiled water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc

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Route Map

Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a shorter version of the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. The short version is ideal for those who have limited time but still want to experience the stunning mountain views and cultural attractions of the region.

How long is the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed in 7 days, depending on the route taken and the pace of the trekker. It covers a distance of approximately 60 km.

What is the best time to do the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The best time to do the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally clear and dry, and the temperature is mild, making it ideal for trekking.

What is the difficulty level of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek and is suitable for trekkers of all ages who are physically fit and have some prior trekking experience. The trek involves some steep ascents and descents, but the overall difficulty level is not as high as some of the other treks in the region.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek reaches its highest point at the Annapurna Base Camp, which is at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).

What permits do I need to do the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

To do the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you need to obtain two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board or from the Nepal Tourism Board's office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Is it necessary to hire a guide or a porter for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

It is not mandatory to hire a guide or a porter for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but it is highly recommended. Having a guide or a porter can make the trek safer and more enjoyable, as they can provide useful information about the local culture, flora, and fauna, and can also assist with logistics such as accommodation and meals.

What are the accommodation and food options during the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Accommodation during the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is mainly in teahouses or lodges. These teahouses offer basic amenities such as a bed, a blanket, and a shared bathroom. Food options are limited, but the menus typically consist of basic Nepali and Tibetan dishes such as dal bhat, momos, and noodles. It is recommended to bring some high-energy snacks and water purification tablets or a water filter.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek


The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek usually starts from Nayapul, which is about an hour's drive from Pokhara. The trek then follows a scenic trail through beautiful villages, lush forests, and terraced fields, before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp.

Altitude Sickness:

Although the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek does not involve trekking to very high altitudes, altitude sickness can still be a concern for trekkers. It is important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions such as drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and taking Diamox medication if necessary.

Trekking Gear:

Proper trekking gear is essential for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You should bring warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a good quality backpack, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, and trekking poles.

Physical Fitness:

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek that requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. It is recommended to undertake regular physical exercise and endurance training before embarking on the trek.


The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to a wide range of wildlife, including musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, and various bird species.

Culture and People:

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers an opportunity to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the local people. The trek passes through several villages inhabited by various ethnic groups, including Gurungs, Magars, and Tibetans.

Side Trips:

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers the opportunity to undertake side trips to nearby attractions such as the hot springs at Jhinu Danda, the viewpoint at Poon Hill, and the world-renowned Annapurna Circuit Trek. These side trips add to the overall experience of the trek.

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