Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Code
Trip Duration
7 Day(s)
Hiking, Trekking
Start Point
End Point
Max Altitude
Group Size
1-12 Pax.
Best Season
Mar-May, Sep-Oct
Diffic. Level
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2 Nights 3-Star hotel in Pokhara
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All meals during 5 Days Trek
  • Water (Pay extra en route)


Locations Covered

  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Chhomrong
  • Himalaya
  • Annapurna BC
  • Jhinu (Hot Spring)
Trip Highlights

  • Visit Pokhara, a city of Lakes and mountains
  • Experience typical Nepali village and local lifestyle
  • Discover the diversity of landscapes, Rhododendron, Bamboo forests
  • Enjoy hot spring in Jhinu Danda
  • Observe the towering peaks and panoramic view of great Himalayas


"The Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek, spanning 5 days, is the ideal option for reaching ABC swiftly, commencing from the picturesque city of Pokhara. While the trek amidst the Annapurna Mountains can be demanding, it is achievable for moderately fit individuals with no prior trekking experience. This trek typically fits within a 9 to 10-day itinerary, including your stay in Kathmandu. "

Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 days is the best idea to reach ABC in a short time, starting from Pokhara, a city of lakes. This fantastic trek in the heart of the Annapurna Mountains can be strenuous. However, a reasonably fit person does not require any trekking experience to complete this ABC trek within five days. Although, the total number of days you spend in Nepal, including Kathmandu’s stay, would be around 9-10 days.


Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 Days is the best classical trek in Nepal that offers breathtaking mountain views and allows us to experience the Typical Nepali village and local lifestyle in the mountainous region of Nepal. The trail goes through the spectacular and peaceful landscapes and ever-welcoming Gurung and Magar communities, lush green bamboo, Rhododendron, and alpine forests up to the final destination, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at the height of 4130 meters above sea level.


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Outline Itinerary: Annapurna Base Camp Shortest Trek 5 Days (From Pokhara)

Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara


Optional: Flight (25 minutes)


Day 01

Drive Pokhara to Siwai (3hrs)

Trek to Chhomrong (2140m)

4-5 hrs trek


Day 02

Chhomrong to Himalaya


2920m | 6 -7 hours trek


Day 03

Himalaya to MBC (3700m)

MBC to ABC (4130m)

6-7 hrs trek (back and forth)


Day 04

MBC to Jhinu (Hot Spring)


1780m  | 8 – 9 hrs trek


Day 05

Jhinu to Siwa/Syauli Bazaar

1220m | 3-4 hrs trek

Drive back to  Pokhara (3 hrs)


 Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek itinerary 5 Days starts in a sub-tropical valley from where we gently ascend to the glaciated alpine zone. The trek leads us to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), from where the splendid view of several peaks can be observed. This Annapurna Base Camp short trek is one of the best rewarding treks in Nepal, and the perfect season to tour this beautiful trek is from March to May and September to December.


Make sure you have read our blog and everything to know about the trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

We organize the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, starting from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Please email us to learn more about the trekking itinerary, cost, faqs, and difficulty of this rewarding trek in Nepal. We offer you a reasonable price with an excellent itinerary for better trekking experiences in Nepal. We recommend Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Ghorepani Poonhill (14 Days) if you plan a more extended classic trek.

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Our team will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the bus station to drive to Pokhara. It takes about 6- 7 hours to reach Pokhara. There are regular tourist buses that leave early morning from Kathmandu.

Alternatively, you can fly to Pokhara, there are several flights operated throughout the day. If you have a short holiday duration, you shall proceed with the trek the same day you fly to Pokhara.

Our guide will come to meet you and brief you about the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek.

Note: Upon request, we provide you pick-up service from Kathmandu airport to your hotel. Also, we can assist book your hotel in Kathmandu upon your request.

As soon as you finish your breakfast at the hotel, our guide comes to the hotel to pick you up. We drive to Siwai via Nayapul which takes about 2 to 3 hours. Before we reach Siwai, we stop by Birethanti to register our details of permits (ACAP) and TIMS. Take a bit of rest at Siwai. We start our first day at Annapurna Base Camp Short trek to Chhomrong (2140m).  During of this day hike is about 4 to 5 hours through the beautiful Gurung villages, suspension bridges, Yak pastures, and farmlands along with splendid views of towering snow peaks.

You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in Chhomrong with food.

Today, we wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise view of snowy mountain peaks along with a cup of fresh tea/coffee. After seeing a great sunrise view and having breakfast, we start our second day at Annapurna Base Camp short trek to the Himalayas (2920m). The total duration of this day trek is about 6 to 7 hours. We first descend via a stone staircase to the Chhomrong Khola for about an hour then we start ascending right after crossing a Chhomrong Suspension bridge which is the longest bridge in this region. After about two of our hiking through a stone staircase, we reach Sinwa Danda, the view from this place is amazing. Then we walk again to Bamboo, there are no shops until we reach Bamboo, so we better bring some cookies and water before leaving Sinwa Danda. Before we reach the Himalayas, we cross a smooth and flat path passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and several villages and another descent to Dovan before finally reaching the Himalayas.

You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in the Himalayas with food.

Today the exciting trek begins right after breakfast at the tea house in Himalayas. The exciting trip takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), situated at an elevation of 4130 meters above sea level. This is the highest point of this Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. The total hike to ABC via MBC is about 4 hours. Upon arrival at ABC, you will be amazed by mountains and their panoramic scenes including Majestic Machhapuchchhre, mount Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli, and Gangapurna. And wait until the next morning for the sunrise view over the towering peaks. 

You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in the Himalayas with food.

After breakfast, we walk down to Bamboo, collecting great experiences. In the morning, we take a glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna I and other towering peaks, we retrace back to Bamboo and to Jhinu Danda following the same trail until Chommrong. We stay overnight at Jhinu Dada where you will enjoy the hot spring the next day in the morning.

You will be accommodated at one of the best available tea houses in Jhinu Danda with food.

Early morning, you will visit Hot Spring beside the Modi Khola riverbank, where you can take a bath in the natural hot water. The walk to the hot spring takes about 20 minutes from  Jhinu Danda. Then you back to the tea house, have breakfast, and start to descend to the Komrong Khola and get a new bridge, where you follow the river bank and through the forest to the Siwa (1230m). We drive to Pohara from Siwa/Syauli bazaar by Jeep or taxi which takes about 3 to 4 hours. You will see many other trekkers here who come from Ghorepani Poonhill Trek before driving to Pokhara.

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

Early morning, we drive to the tourist Bus Park to drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 6-7 hours. If you are driving my private vehicle, you can leave late in the morning as well.

Alternatively, you can fly back to Kathmandu and save some time to explore Kathmandu.

Note: Upon request, we can help you book your accommodation and other sightseeing in Kathmandu and provide an airport transfer on your last day to another destination.

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Date & Cost

Apr 15, 2024 - Apr 22, 2024
US$ 789
Apr 22, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024
US$ 789
Apr 29, 2024 - May 06, 2024
US$ 789
May 06, 2024 - May 13, 2024
US$ 789
May 13, 2024 - May 20, 2024
US$ 789

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What's Included ?

  • Airport transfers – Pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trekking (4 nights)
  • Accommodation in tea houses or lodges during trekking
  • Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to Siwai and return
  • English-speaking license holder trekking guide and his all expenses
  • 1 Porter – 2 Trekkers and his all expenses
  • TIMS and National Park permit fees
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Supporting staff's necessary insurance, accommodation, meal, allowance, and salaries

What's Excluded ?

  • International Flight and Departure Tax
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal gear and clothing such as a sleeping bag, walking stick and etc
  • Travel/Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses caused by weather, laundry telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, tips and etc.

Customer Reviews

John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.

Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.

Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.

Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.

Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.

HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an on-arrival visa at the TIA airport. However, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport, some… Read More »

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