• Duration5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Price from$429 / person
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude4130 Meter

Short Description 

A strenuous, challenging 5-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp is the shortest route tailored for young and fit trekkers traveling on budget trips. The actual Annapurna Base Camp trek takes 8 to 12 days, depending on your chosen routes and the starting point. Most of the trekking agencies include Ghorepani Poon Hill, which makes you fitter and ensures that you are well-acclimatized in terms of high altitude. But the people with past trekking habits in the Alps or the Himalayas of Nepal who like to challenge themselves to test their limits for an incredible venture to the heart of the Himalayas can do Annapurna Base Camp in 5 Days, Here we offer you the shortest Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary that fulfills your dream to complete in a short time frame. 

A brief itinerary and route that offers you to sleep at Annapurna Base Camp

Day 1: Drive to Markyu from Pokhara (800 m) and trek to Sinuwa (2300 m)
Day 2: Trekking Deurali (3200 m) from Sinuwa.
Day 3: Trekking Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) from Deurali
Day 4: Retrace back down to Bamboo (2300 m)
Day 5: Trek to Markyu and drive to Pokhara.

Alternative itinerary via Ghandruk

Day 1: Drive to Ghandruk from Pokhara (800 m) and trek to Chhumrong (2100 m)
Day 2: Trek to Himalaya (2900 m)
Day 3: Trek to MBC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp, 3700 m)
Day 4: Morning hike to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) and back to Bamboo
Day 5: Trek to Markyu and drive to Pokhara. 

Caution: This trek is the shortest version of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, you will reach an altitude of 13546 feet in just 4 days, and the highest place you will sleep is at 3700 meters (12136 feet) at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The trip starts from Pokhara at an altitude of 800 meters from sea level so elevation gain in this trek is fast. The trek involves many ups and downs. Wilderness Excursions suggests this trek only if you are an experienced hiker, have a moderately fit body, and have a passionate trekking spirit. We do not recommend this trek for beginners or comfortable, keen trekkers. If you are not sure of it, we also have a 7-day Annapurna Base Camp and 10-day packages that go through Ghorepani Poon Hill as well. Contact us for a customized Annapurna Base Camp trek.


  • 4 Nights 5 Days inclusive package with local Annapurna Base Camp Trek guide.
  • Getting to the heart of Himalaya; where you feel in the heaven of the earth.
  • Challenge your hiking habit and test your limit for the high mountain trail.
  • See the huge Himalayan peaks very close to your eyes, that you wouldn’t believe.
  • Experience Pokhara – the lake city, rest and relax where you meant to be.
  • You can combine this short trek with Paragliding in Pokhara, Trishuli River Rafting, Chitwan Trip  


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5 Days rapid Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary for young and fit experienced trekkers those willing to test their limit for the adventure trekking.   

Our guide from Wilderness Excursion will pick you from your accommodation in Pokhara at 7:00AM and then escort to public bus station by ca/car and take shared local jeep to Ghandruk; one of the most beautiful Gurung Village in Annapurna foothill from where you will start the trek today. We trek to Banuwa via Komrong Danda, Gurjung and Chhomrong village. 

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2100m
  • Banuwa

Trek from Banuwa to Himalaya at the altitude of 2900 masl. The trail goes up to Sinuwa; which has good view of mount Machhapuchhre (6993m). Then the trail enters in the lush green forest of rhododendron, bamboo, oak trees. Soon we reach at the place called "Bamboo" for a tea break. We follow the valley of Modi Khola trekking to Himalaya today via Dovan for lunch. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2900m
  • Himalaya

From Himalaya; we head upward to Deurali via Hinco Cave. The view becomes brilliant just after passing Deurali. The alpine flower are so amazing if you are trekking in August and early September. After walking some 6 hours takes us at the beautiful place of Machhapuchhre Base Camp. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3700m
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Early in the morning; we make a excursion in lifetime experience to Annapurna Base camp at the altitude of 4130 meter above sea level. Enjoy the majestic view of giant peaks and feel yourself at the "Heart of Himalaya". We enjoy the hot tea/coffee break here with viewing the sun touching the mighty Annapurna Himalaya and the retrace back to hotel at Machhapuchhre Base camp and trek back to Bamboo for overnight stay. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2130m
  • Bamboo

Today; it is also a long day. We trek same way back to Chhomrung and then descend down to Jhinu Danda where a cross long hanging bridge; and short trek to markyu and catch a local shared jeep to Pokhara. Our guide will transfer you to accommodation. The trip ends. 

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Not included
  • 800m
  • Pokhara
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • A registered local trekking guide for the 5-day Annapurna Base Camp hike.
  • 1 Sharing trekking porter between 2 trekkers (weight limit 25kg)
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners during the trek.
  • Sharing twin or triple bedrooms in tea house lodges during the trek.
  • Guides and porters wage with all their operating costs.
  • Shuttles between your accommodation in Pokhara and the trek. 
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • All required trekking permission for a 5-day ABC trek.
  • Local taxes and documentation fees. 

What's Excluded

  • Transfers, meals, and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite, and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, items, and expenses of a personal nature.
  • Personal trekking gear and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of itinerary, and extra porters if needed. 
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, etc.
  • Tips for your guide and porters


Wilderness Excursion is a local tour operator, so we guarantee small private group departures on any dates that suit your date and time. Contact us for a custom-made trip if our standard trip doesn't meet your needs.
Start DateEnd DateStatusNotePrice 
July 27, 2024July 31, 2024AvailableUS$429


5 Days ABC Trek is a challenging trek but can be a great opportunity for young trekking enthusiasts. It is not advised for learners.


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