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Annapurna Short Trek – 11 Days

  • 11 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 4130m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn


  • Views of the Annapurna mountain range.
  • Explore traditional Nepalese villages along the trek.
  • Stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas.
  • Experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Gurung people.
  • Enjoy the peace of the natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda.


Overview of Annapurna Short Trek 11 Days

The Annapurna Short Trek is a popular trekking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range and an opportunity to experience the rich culture and traditions of the local communities. This trek is perfect for those who have limited time but still want to explore the beauty of the Himalayas.

When is the Best Time to Visit Annapurna Short Trek?

The best time to visit the Annapurna Short Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures. The spring season offers beautiful blooming flowers and lush greenery, while the autumn season provides stunning views of the mountains amidst clear skies.

What to pack while on Annapurna Short Trek?

While embarking on the Annapurna Short Trek, it is essential to pack wisely to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here is a list of items you should consider packing:

1. Trekking Gear:

  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Lightweight and breathable trekking pants
  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulated jacket or fleece for cold temperatures
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell
  • Warm hat, gloves, and scarf

2. Essential Accessories:

  • Backpack with a rain cover
  • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  • Trekking poles for better stability
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen for protection against UV rays
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets

3. Personal Items:

  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Power bank for charging electronic devices
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards

Permits for Annapurna Short Trek:

To undertake the Annapurna Short Trek, you will need to obtain certain permits. Here are the permits required:

1. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

This permit is mandatory for entering the Annapurna Conservation Area. It helps in maintaining the natural and cultural heritage of the region.

The cost of the ACAP permit varies for foreigners and SAARC nationals.

2. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card:

The TIMS card is a trekking permit that provides safety and security to trekkers. It also helps in collecting data about the trekkers visiting the region.

The TIMS card can be obtained from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

It is important to carry these permits with you at all times during the trek as they may be checked at various checkpoints along the route.

How Difficult is Annapurna Short Trek?

The Annapurna Short Trek is regarded as a moderately challenging trek in the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal. With its diverse landscapes and breathtaking mountain views, it offers a wonderful experience for those with limited time but a desire to explore the Himalayas.

At an altitude of around 3,210 meters, this trek usually takes about 8-12 days to complete, depending on your pace and acclimatization needs. The trail meanders through lush forests, charming villages, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests, providing ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture and natural beauty.

While the Annapurna Short Trek does require a reasonable level of fitness and stamina, it is suitable for most people with average physical abilities. The trek involves ascending and descending paths, but there are no technical climbs or extreme altitudes to overcome.

With proper preparation, including physical training and acclimatization, this trek can be a rewarding and memorable experience. It offers a taste of the majestic Annapurna region, allowing trekkers to witness stunning mountain vistas, encounter friendly locals, and create lasting memories.


Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu & Hotel in Thamel BB Plan 1350 m

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will help you get to your hotel in Thamel. There are bustling streets, shops, and restaurants in Thamel in Kathmandu. Feel free to explore the area at your own pace.

Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip preparation Day Overnight at Hotel BB plan 1350 m

Today, you will be taking a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. There are several UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore in this city, which has a rich cultural heritage. Visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore the history and spirituality of these ancient sites.

Day 3Kathmandu Drive/Flight to Pokhara & Overnight at Lakeside Hotel 850m 6 to 7 hours Drive

After breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara, a scenic city situated in the lap of the Himalayas. On the drive, you will be able to see breathtaking views of hills, rivers, and valleys along the way. After reaching Pokhara, you will check into your hotel at Lakeside.

Day 4Pokhara Drive to Jhinu Danda and Trek to Chhomrong 4 hours trek overnight Lodge 1920 m

You will drive to Jhinu Danda today and begin your trek to Chhomrong. The trek takes you through lush green forests, terraced fields, and scenic villages. Chhomrong is a charming Gurung village situated at the foot of the Annapurna mountain range. Enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lose yourself in the local culture.

Day 5Chhomrong Trek to Himalaya 2960m 7 to 8 hours trek overnight lodge

Your trek continues towards the Himalaya from Chhomrong. Gradually ascending, the trail offers spectacular views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains. As you trek through the lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, you will experience the natural beauty of the region. Your overnight stay will be in Himalaya.

Day 6Himalaya Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 6 to 7 hours trek 4165m overnight at lodge

Today is the highlight of your trek as you make your way to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail takes you through beautiful landscapes, mountains, and snow-covered valleys. As you reach the base camp, you will be greeted by the magnificent panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain range. Spend some time in the scenery before heading back.

Day 7Annapurna Base Camp Trek back to Bamboo 2400m 6 to 7 hours trek overnight at lodge

After a memorable stay at the base camp, you will return to your steps and trek back towards Bamboo. Descend through the beautiful forests and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings. Reach Bamboo, where you will spend the night.

Day 8Bamboo Trek to Jhinu Danda 5 hours 1910 m overnight at lodge

From Bamboo, you will trek towards Jhinu Danda. The trail offers a mix of uphill and downhill sections, providing scenic views of the mountains and valleys. After having lunch you can relax natural hot spring 

overnight Lodge 

Day 9Jhinu Danda Drive to Pokhara & Overnight at Lakeside

Today, you will drive back to Pokhara from Jhinu Danda. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will check-in to your hotel at Lakeside and have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city. Enjoy the calm ambiance of Lakeside.

Day 10Pokhara Drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, you can take in the scenic views of the countryside and reflect on your trekking experience. Your Annapurna Short Trek will conclude with a transfer to your hotel, where you can rest and reminisce about your journey.

Day 11Final Departure

After breakfast, our representative will escort you to the airport for your departure. Bid farewell to Nepal with sweet memories of your Annapurna Short Trek and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality.

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop from the airport on the day of your arrival & Departure
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • The Government Register's English-Speaking Guide
  • If the group size exceeds 6 people, an assistance guide will be provided.
  • One porter for two clients
  • In trekking trails, accommodation is on a twin-sharing basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Staff salaries, insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Arrangements for emergency rescue services (Please make sure you have medical insurance from your country)
  • The agency service charge and the government tax/VAT
  • The certificate of achievement towards the Trip

Price Excludes

  • The cost of international airfare
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • All drinks During the Trip (Tea, Coffee, Cola, Beer, Mineral Water)
  • Personal Costs
  • Smoke
  • Insurance for travel
  • If more than the 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu meals
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Batteries and cameras that are chargeable during the trek
  • Natural or political disturbances beyond our control result in additional costs.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the trip.
  • Tips for Trekking Staff

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Accommodation in Annapurna Short Trek 11 Days
Food and Drinks

During the Annapurna Short Trek, trekkers have the option to stay in teahouses or lodges along the route. These accommodations provide basic facilities such as a bed, blanket, and a shared bathroom. The teahouses offer a cozy and warm atmosphere, giving trekkers a chance to relax and recharge for the next day’s trek.

Food is readily available on the Annapurna Short Trek. The teahouses and lodges offer a variety of meals including traditional Nepali dishes, as well as international cuisine. Trekkers can enjoy a warm meal and replenish their energy with locally sourced ingredients. It is important to stay hydrated and fuel your body with nutritious meals during the trek.

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