Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days
Duration9 Days
Trip GradeModerate
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude4130 M
Group Size1 -100
StartsPokhara
EndsPokhara
Travel StyleShort Abc Trek
Best TimeSpring & Autumn

Overview

The short ABC trek is the compact form of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The Short ABC Trek itinerary is 9 days long and provides the best experience in between the Himalayan wonderlands. In this9-day short ABC trek, you will get to experience the unique blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure. 

The official short ABC trekking begins with the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During the flight from the administrative capital to the tourism capital of Nepal, you will get to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the windows of the aircraft. After that, you will drive to Siwai, the starting point of the trek. 

In addition, from the Siwai, you will trek to the Annapurna base camp, passing through various destinations and stops like Chomrong, Sinuwa, Dovan, and Deurali. After that, you will trek back to Siwai, passing route stops like Sinuwa and Siwai. The highest altitude that you will trek to is 4,130 meters. From the Annapurna base camp, you will be able to see the clear panoramic vistas of the entire Annapurna range

During the journey, you will pass through various rugged landscapes, traditional villages, and lush green forests. There are waterfalls along your way. This journey gives you a perfect opportunity to explore the rhododendron and bamboo forests

Some of the popular villages that you will encounter along the way are Chomrong, Sinuwa, Dovan, Annapurna Base Camp, Deurali, and Siwai. In these villages, most of the locals are Gurung. The Gurung community will welcome you and give you the chance to speak with them, learn about their traditions, and take part in their cultural celebrations.

As this trek is a compacted form of theAnnapurna Base Camp Trek, you have to cover the long distance in a shorter time. Therefore, fitness and proper preparation are necessary. In addition, acclimatization is necessary during the trek to adapt to the changing atmosphere. 

The best time to go for the Annapurna base camp short trek is in the autumn or spring season. During these seasons, the weather is stable and the skies are clear. In addition, there is less chance of rainfall.

In addition, in the spring season, you will have the opportunity to observe the blooming rhododendron. I suggest going for the trek during the autumn season to make the most of every penny you spend on the short ABC trek cost. 

For more information about the short Annapurna base camp trekking cost/price or package details, call us anytime. We also customize the itineraries according to your preferences and fitness level.  Bookings for the 2024 seasons are open now. 

Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Passes through the traditional villages like Ghandruk, Chomrong, and Dovan
  • Get to interact with the locals, learn their customs and observe the cultural rituals
  • Trek to an altitude of 4,130 m
  • Panoramic vistas of the entire Annapurna range
  • Passes through the rhododendron and bamboo forests
  • Chance to see the natural flora and fauna

Major stops of the trek

1. Pokhara

Pokhara is the tourism capital of Nepal and presents various adventure opportunities and stunning natural beauty. The stunning Annapurna range encircles it, which is located in Nepal's Kaski district at an elevation of 822 meters. In addition, Pokhara is the starting point of the trekking to the Annapurna base camp and the Annapurna Circuit. The city is also home to several ancient temples, gumbas, and churches.

2. Siwai Village

Siwai is the popular spot of the short Annapurna base camp trek, from where the official walking journey starts. It is located at an elevation of 1500 meters (4,921 feet). The Gurung community resides in the village. In addition, the village is also known for its cultural and traditional heritage. This village is near Pokhara City and offers jaw-dropping views of the stunning landscapes. 

3. Chomrong village

The Chomrong is the traditional village located in the Annapurna region at an elevation of 2,170 meters (7,120 feet). This village is one of the largest Gurung settlements in the area. The cultural richness and the warm hospitality of the Gurung communities make the popular villages worth visiting during the Annapurna region trek. 

4. Dovan village 

Dovan is a village located at an elevation of 2,600 meters (8,530 feet) in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The village presents stunning mountain vistas like the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains. The majority of the population of Dovan is from the Gurung and Magar communities. This village is best for cultural immersion, sacred site visits (Pujinam Baraha Mandir), and observing the lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar communities. 

5. Machhapuchre Base Camp

Machhapuchhre Base Camp is a popular base camp located at an elevation of 3,700 meters (12,139 feet) in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is one of the most popular trekking spots and is home to various wildlife like snow leopards, mountain goats, deer, sloth bears, and so on. The majority of the population in the area is Gurung and follows Buddhism. The camp is home to the various sacred temples and offers the opportunity to immerse in the culture and religious heritage of the area. 

6. Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp is located at an elevation of 4,130 meters and is the final sport of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This camp presents jaw-dropping views of peaks like Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machapuchhre (6,993 m), and Hiunchuli (6,441 m). This camp is also a major stop for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. The majority population of the area is guruung and Magar. So, it can be said that this camp is perfect for those who want to peek into the rich Nepalese culture and traditions. 

WHY CHOOSE MYSTIC ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS FOR THE ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK 9 DAYS?

3S: Safety, Success, and Satisfaction

Booking an Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days package with Mystic Adventure Holidays offers superior service and benefits. Here's why:
Planning your trip with Mystic Adventure Holidays means paying the lowest cost with no commission fees. Additionally, you'll benefit from:

  • Client Safety: Our trips are organized with the utmost safety in mind.
  • Best Price Guarantee: Ensuring you get the best value.
  • Free Transfers: Complimentary airport-to-hotel and return transfers in a private vehicle.
  • Expert Guides: Trained, government-licensed local guides with extensive route knowledge.
  • Support for Locals: Helping local communities earn a living through tourism.
  • Health Monitoring: Oximeters to monitor oxygen levels during high-altitude treks.
  • Medical Preparedness: Guides equipped with medical kits to handle any situations that may arise. 
  • Essential Gear: Arrangements for sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Free Storage: Secure storage at our office for extra luggage during your tour.
  • Convenience: Duffel bags for transferring items to be carried during the journey.
  • Porter Service: A free porter to help carry your heavy bags.

By choosing Mystic Adventure Holidays, you ensure a safe, successful, and satisfying adventure in the Himalayas.

Itinerary

At Mystic Adventure Holidays, our intention is always to follow the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, we may need to make slight changes because of unforeseen circumstances such as weather-related cancellations or delays of domestic flights, natural disasters like landslides, newly enacted laws, political unrest, or trekkers' health issues, including altitude sickness. While the itinerary is brief and fixed, it also includes flexible areas. Therefore, we advise travelers to allow a few extra days in Nepal.

We highly recommend that you arrive one day before the trip starts to rest and purchase any necessary clothing, gear, and equipment for the hike. You can also use this extra day for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, acclimatizing, or rescheduling international flights in case of potential weather delays or domestic flight cancellations.

We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable adventure!

It is our regular day-to-day itinerary if you are looking for a customized itinerary. Don't hesitate to contact us.

Trip PlanExpand all

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representative will welcome you with flowers. After that, you will be transferred to the hotel. That day, you will rest in the hotel room.

Max Altitude: 1350m Meals: welcome DinnerAccommodation: 3- Star HotelDuration: 30-45 minDistance: 6 km

The next day, you will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This short journey lasts around 25–30 minutes. You can enjoy the scene from the windows of the aircraft.  After landing in Pokhara, you will drive to Siwai. This drive will last 3 to 3.5 hours. From Siwai, you will be heading towards Chhomrong village. This journey will take you through the lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, terraced farms, and suspension bridges.

Upon reaching Chomrong village, you will get to see the beautiful views of Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mt. Annapurna III. In Chomrong village, you will stay overnight. For your convenience, our company will pre-book the teahouses.

Max Altitude: 2170m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 30 min flight, 1.5 hrs drive & 5-6 hrs trekDistance: 207 km

This day, you will start your hike to Dovan. This hike is moderate to difficult, including the steep downhill through the village of Chomrong to the river crossing. After crossing the suspension bridge, you will climb uphill for about 30 minutes to Lower Sinewa. 

After that, you will hike to Upper Sinewa. This hike includes a challenging uphill section. Then you will walk 20 minutes downhill to the bamboo area. Upon reaching bamboo, you will have a launch. After having launched, you will head towards Dovan, walking through woods and crossing waterfalls. You will stay at the teahouse that our company has reserved after arriving at the dovan.
 

Max Altitude: 2600m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5-6 hrsDistance: 10-11 km

The fourth day of your trek will start with the hike to Deurali. This hike takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete. During the hike, you will cross through bamboo forests and then through rhododendron forests. There will also be some steep uphill sections. Some of the remarkable landmarks that you will see during this hike are Hinku Cave and the Himalaya Hotel. Both landmarks are situated at higher elevations. 
 

Max Altitude: 3230m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 3-4 hoursDistance: 6-7 km

From Deurali, you will start your hike to Annapurna base camp. This hike is 5 hours long and takes you through the rhododendron forest and the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Along the journey, you will get to see the Himalayan peaks. You will spend the night at Annapurna Base Camp teahouses, enjoying the delicious meals and interacting with the locals. 

Max Altitude: 4130m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 4-5 hrsDistance: 10 km

You will start your hike early in the morning to Sinuwa. This hike section will take around 7-8 hours to complete. Your hiking journey will begin by descending through Annapurna Sanctuary and then to the river. After that, you will descend through the rhododendron and bamboo forest, passing villages like Dovan. The journey presents breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. 
 

Max Altitude: 2360m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 6-7 hrsDistance: 16-17 km

The seventh day of your trekking journey will start with hiking from Sinuwa to Siwai. It will take around 4 hours to complete the journey. You will pass through the lush green forests and then descend to the river, enjoying the stunning vistas of the Annapurna range. 
 

Max Altitude: 822m Meals: Breakfast & LunchAccommodation: 3-Star HotelDuration: 2-3 hrs trek & 1.5 hrs driveDistance: 50 km

The next day, you will drive back to Kathmandu after several days of trekking. This drive will offer you the beautiful scenery of the Trishuli river gorge and several markets. This drive will take approximately 6 hours to complete. 

Max Altitude: 1400m Meals: Breakfast, Launch and DinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boutique hotelDuration: 6-7 hrsDistance: 200 km

This day is the final day of your journey. On this day, you will go to your desired location. Our company representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. 

Max Altitude: 1400 m Meals: BreakfastDuration: 30-45 mDistance: 6 km
Unable to locate what you're seeking?Reach out to our travel experts.
Customize Trip
Cost Details
Included
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle during your international arrivals and departures 
  • Welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali kitchen with a cultural dance show
  • 2X-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Apsara Boutique Hotel and Kantipur Village Hotel)
  • 1X-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Kuti Resort and  Aabas Hotel ) or similar standard
  • best available teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Pokhara to Kiume-to-Pokhara Jeep Transport
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek, including 3 times tea or coffee per day
  • All ground transportation, as per the itinerary 
  • An experienced, licensed, and English-speaking trek leader and assistant trek leader, if necessary 
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays trekking bag/duffel bag, which you can put your things in and carry by porter (duffel bags need to be returned at the end of the trek)
  • A call for rescue if any emergency happens
  • An achievement certificate
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays  t-shirt and trekking map as souvenirs
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government, local taxes, and operating expenses
Excluded
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), 10% of You Pay and driver(s)
  • Departure Dates
  • Noted: In case you want to cancel or return something that happened on the mountain, you don't get a refund Check the terms and conditions 
  •  
Route Map
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days
Altitude Chart
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days
Dates & Availability

These are the fixed departure dates for our regular Annapurna Base Camp Treks. We can organize as per your tailor-made programs too. For your custom programs, please kindly contact us.

Add-ons & Options

Mystic Adventure Holidays: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Introducing Add-ons
Enhance your trek with our new range of add-ons. Personalize your journey to make it truly inclusive and unique. 

Add-ons Available:

  • Cultural Tour: Explore the rich culture and heritage of the region with guided tours.
  • Adventure Sports: Add some adrenaline to your trek with options like paragliding and rafting.
  • Wellness Packages: Rejuvenate with our wellness packages including yoga sessions and spa treatments.
  • Gourmet Dining: Savor the flavors of Nepal with our exclusive gourmet dining experiences.
  • Photography Tours: Capture the beauty of the Himalayas with guided photography tours led by professionals.
  • Helicopter Ride ABC to Pokhara: Enjoy a breathtaking helicopter ride from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara Domestic Flight: Convenient domestic flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Private Car Land Transport: Travel in comfort with our private car land transport options.

Create your own inclusive adventure with Mystic Adventure Holidays and experience the Annapurna Base Camp Trek like never before.

How Do I get add-ons?
To get add-ons, you can follow these straightforward steps:

  • Step 1: Click Book This Trip
  • Step 2: Select your departure date
  • Step 3: Add the number of travelers
  • Step 4: Select required add-ons from the listed options
  • Step 5: Fill up the form and provide the correct information 
  • Step 6: Proceed to payment
Essential Info

1. The best time for short abc trek

The best time for the short annapurna base camp trek is during spring and autumn season. During these seasons, the weather conditions are stable and the skies are clear. Also, you will get to see the flowers bloom during the spring season. 

But, in terms of the private trekking experience, winter is considered the best season for the Annapurna base camp short trekking. Winter is the off-season, and fewer people dare to trek in the colder temperatures. 

2. Travel insurance requirements 

Travel insurance is the most important thing that is required while going on a short ABC trek. But not all the policies fulfill the requirements of the trek. You have to know your requirements before traveling.

While buying an insurance policy, you have to check that your policy covers all the additional expenses that might result from accidents. The policy should cover unforeseen event expenses like helicopter rescue, cancellations, stolen luggage, repatriation costs, and so on. 

3. Accommodations and food

The accommodations for the short Annapurna base camp trek are the teahouses. Camping also becomes an option when reaching the teahouse is difficult. You will have to pay for the facilities, like charging, hot showers, and wi-fi.

In terms of food, you have a variety of options like Dal Bhat, Momos (dumplings), Thakali Khana, Gurung bread, spaghetti, French fries, pizza, and so on. There are also vegetarian options. 

4. Transportation Facility

You can get several transportation options while going to the starting point of trekking. You can go to Pokhara from Kathmandu via flight or by road. There are several bus operating to the pokhara valley. From Pokhara Valley to Siwai, you can take a private vehicle. 

5. Permits requirements for the short abc trek

While going for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, two permits are needed for you. The first is Trekker’s information management system permit, and the second is the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit. These permits are for your safety and conservation of the areas. 

You can get these permits at the Nepal Tourism Board 's office in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Or our company representative will get it on your behalf.

6. Difficulty level of the short abc trek

The overall trek difficulty is moderate. You just have to walk 5-7 hours daily, including ascents and descents. The maximum altitude that you will reach is 4,130 meters. So there is little risk of altitude sickness, and this increases the difficulty level.

7. Gears and Equipment

When going for the short ABC trek, you have to add all the essential gears and  equipment in your bags. The basic items like layering clothes, trekking socks, headlamps, sleeping bags, underwear, bras, gloves, a wool hat, hiking boots, earplugs, a water filter, and a first aid kit.

Some of the other items include a water bottle, cash, a first aid kit, trekking poles, a mobile and camera charger, a power bank, plug adapters, cameras and memory cards, toiletries, medicines, and so on. These items are most needed when trekking to the Annapurna base camp. 

FAQs

The best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp is from March to April in spring and October to November in autumn. You can also go trekking in winter; however, heavy snowfall and extreme cold can make the trek challenging.

Yes, you can do the ABC trek alone. The annapurna base camp trek route is not that difficult and hiring a guide is also not mandatory. But you still have to obtain the necessary permits and passes. Also, if you are really going on a solo trek, then you need to plan your itinerary and overall journey very carefully. 

The Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara is 56 km long. However, many trekkers have completed the trek in 5 days, while other trekkers take 12–14 days to complete the trek. 

Yes, there is wifi available for the trekkers at Annapurna Base Camp. You can use the wifi by paying a certain amount, ranging from $1 to $4. However, the wifi is not always fast and may not support high-definition video streaming or heavy data usage. Also, the wifi in the teahouses has a low bandwidth and may feel slow to you. 

Yes, you can leave any luggage at the hotel or our office in Kathmandu during the trek.

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention.?

Unless you signed up for a camping trip specifically, most treks include lodge or guest house accommodation. A small minority of trekking areas may not have lodges available, and accommodation in these places will involve sleeping in tents.

Trekkers generally walk four to six hours a day. That's between five and fifteen kilometers, depending on trail conditions and the state of the weather.

In theory, no. Anyone with robust cardiovascular capability and good stamina should be able to cope with higher elevations and lower oxygen density. Trekking or hiking anywhere in the world is strongly recommended for maximum enjoyment of your Himalayan adventure, however.

Nepali law requires that children under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian while trekking. There's no upper limit on our adventures, as long as participants are healthy and willing!

To prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek, you have to book the trip 3 to 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the trek. During this time, you can prepare yourself physically and mentally, which is very important for a smooth trekking experience. Increase your core body strength, work on your stamina, and do long walking hours. Our team representatives will help you closely prepare for and plan for the trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek in the Himalayas. Most of the trail is below 3,000 meters (10,000 ft). The terrain can get challenging because of numerous stairs and the 6 to 7 hours of walking on a daily basis

Yes, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a safe venture. You will be trekking with our professional and experienced guide, who will show you the route and take care of you. Our guides are trained to handle emergency situations in the Himalayas, and their numerous years of trekking experience make them very reliable. 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is popular because it takes you to the lap of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Likewise, the adventurous trekking route, breathtaking mountain views, and rich cultural heritage of the locals along the route also made this trek famous among travelers.

Both the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek have their own challenges. But if we have to choose one over another, then the high altitude, steep trails, and distance make EBC trek harder than the ABC trek.

The elevation of Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130 meters (13,550 ft).

Hiking, cycling, swimming, and jogging are the best ways to prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You can begin training for the ABC trek 3 to 4 weeks before embarking on the trek. Overall, you have to focus on increasing your core strength and stamina. 

As per our Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary, it takes around 6 days from Nayapul to reach Annapurna Base Camp. The total distance is 67 km.

The Annapurna Base Camp is located in the north-central region of Nepal at an altitude of 4,130 meters. 

In respect to route, Everest base camp trek distance is 150 km, whereas Annapurna base camp trek distance is 67 km. The terrain is quite different from each other too. Overall, the EBC trek is harder than the ABC trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek costs may vary depending on the itinerary. Usually, the cost ranges from USD 400 to USD 2000 for 10–16 days.

Got a Question? Lets Talk
AKASH KARKI
WhatsApp an Expert