Short Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

  • 7 reviews
  • 4 Days
Price per personUS$399
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 755
2 - 2 US$ 699
3 - 5 US$ 655
6 - 10 US$ 599
11 - 16 US$ 499
17 - 30 US$ 399
22 July, 2024
$755 x 1 guests:

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  • Trip Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty LevelVery Easy
  • Best SeasonMARCH- mAY AND sEP- dEC
  • Max Altitude3210m


Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 4 Days

The short Annapurna Base camp trek is an amazing journey in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek literally takes us all the way to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, the 10th highest base camp in the world. 

Although, this trek is considered to be a moderate trek but required a minimum of 5/6 hours and above. If you are those who are willing to be accommodated at least 6-9/10 hours of hiking each day with your small day backpack then you are fine to join on this incredible short trip to ABC!

There were many of us who did this trek and it's still possible. This trek follows the same itinerary as normal ABC with the same views.

The short Annapurna sanctuary trek has become one of Nepal’s most popular treks, and offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the beauty of nature and culture within 4 days of Trek,

The captivating short Annapurna trek is designed for those travelers who are keen to explore the Annapurna region in 4 days vacation in Nepal which can be done throughout the year without any altitude sickness risk and exposure.

Moreover, this trek is undoubtedly an amazing short trip that offers a mesmerizing mountains view of the mighty Mount Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,162m), Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and many more,

On our short 4-day Annapurna Base camp trek, we will be rewarded by beautiful mountains all the time, also the unique local culture and traditions of Gurung and Magar people should not be missed along the way.

This trip is more than just a trek that enables you to experience and learn the inspiring lifestyle of the friendly people from the mountain. starts from Nayapul with a short drive from Pokhara, we will then trek through the rises trail of lush forest and terraced fields into the typical local Nepalese traditional villages Gurung and Magar villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk, and back to Nayapul they take a private car back to Pokhara, Kathmandu.

This trek is absolutely an astonishing one that can do any time of the year but the months of March, April, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, November, and December are the best months of the year with appropriate weather conditions, be part of the short and sweet trip of life-changing trekking experience with us, we guarantee that your trek with us will surely be a trip of a lifetime with supporting the team from our experienced and friendly mountain guides.

Correspondingly, if you are looking for a longer trek to explore more of the region then see our following programs of Annapurna.

For any concerns and questions about the trip then don’t hesitate to Contact Us, we are here standing by to help and assist you to make a memorable journey of a lifetime. WhatsApp: +977 9851175531 ( Dil ) 24/7 hrs services.

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Additional Benefits 

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out your accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek


  • Scenic drive to and from Pokhara
  • visiting beautiful places of Pokhara
  • Explore the Tourist hub Pokhara 
  • panoramic mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges 
  • sunrise view from Poon hill (3210m) 
  • A pleasant hike through the typical local villages and experience the mountain culture


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          Trip inclusion

          • Free International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
          • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
          • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
          • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
          • All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) fee.
          • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
          • Flight from Kathamndu - Pokhara 
          • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
          • Assistant guide for group 8 or above
          • Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus
          • Private vehicle from Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara by taxi/Jeep/car
          • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, cookies, etc.
          • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every evening after dinner.
          • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
          • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
          • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt, route map, and a duffel bag (if required)
          • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
          • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
          • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
          • All government, Local taxes, vat, and official Expenses
          • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
          • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
          • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
          • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
          • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
          • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
          • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
          • Tips for guide and staff (Recommended by culture) 
          • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

          Trip Info


          Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

          Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

          Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different varieties of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

          At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as in high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

          Deseret and Snack options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/ mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

          Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)


          Water on trek

          Annapurna region has many shops or even tea houses you will easily find the regular bottle of mineral water to buy, also we have plenty of water sources along the way, refilling the water from the random taps or water source is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifestraw or using the water purification pills. Remember, water is one of the most important factors while trekking at such a high altitude and it might be replaced as oxygen – at least 2-4 L of water per day is recommended.


          Accommodation facts on Trek

          Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically have only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

          During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

          NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 stars hotel booking as well on request.


          Annapurna Trek Safety


          On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in emergency cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

          Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place, especially at the narrow section of the trail.


          Passport and Visa

          If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu where you can simply get an ``On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa-issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

          You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to forefingers except for Chinese and Indian. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!



          For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs in the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, and repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.


          Extra personal expenses for trekking

          During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.


          Packing list for Annapurna trek

          The following lists are the essential trekking gear that is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gear can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

          • A few pairs of Thermal tops
          • Fleece jacket/pullover
          • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
          • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
          • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
          • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
          • Mittens/woolen gloves
          • Warm Hiking socks
          • Trekking sue with spare laces
          • Underwear & Swimming costume
          • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
          • Sunglasses
          • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
          • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
          • Day bag above 40 L
          • Small lock for the day backpack
          • Water purification tablets/ electric light
          • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror,
          • Basic personal first aid kit


          Transportations on Trek

          Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with traditional flowers then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.


          Booking and payment process

          Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure-interested persons are heartily welcome to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. we called the mountain family, home away from home with us.

          To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance the prior time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.


          Last-minute booking

          The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.



          You could use the credit card only in cities, areas of Nepal, in the mountains; the credit card is not acceptable in most places.

          The Highest elevation of the Annapurna base camp trek is 4130 meters above sea level. 

          Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can easily store your luggage at our hotel or office.

          Not at all, you’ll be provided 3 meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek in the mountains and it’s a good idea to carry some power bars, cereal bars or other high energy foods with you. Powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

          Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits, and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems), they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Treks- it's all included on our package program.

          Eventually, almost every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in the mountains, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide/ porter will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from a local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat it with water purification pills

          In city areas of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel accommodation will generally include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception, Restaurant, and dining services. The level of accommodation is generally Nepalese 3 star and is comfortable and clean. If you require an upgrade of accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, there are many 4 stars and 5-star options at an extra cost. Please let us know if you like high categories hotel service like 5 stars then we will be glad to book for you.

          Accommodation in the mountain, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, particularly the higher you get, so your room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. The accommodation is very basic and there will frequently be shared shower and toilet facilities with other trekkers sometime. Every teahouse has a common dining hall offering varieties of local and western kinds of meals including hot drinks like coffee and any kind of tea in the mountains.

          You will need to carry a good-size of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, a fleece jacket, and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15kg.

          It depends on the nature of the sickness. Generally, if you become sick, you will descend to a lower high altitude with the help and support of the staff. If you are seriously ill, injured etc we will arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation in the mountains. Please ensure you arrange travel insurance that covers you for an evacuation service and trekking at high altitudes.

          Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect any mountain climbers, hikers, trekkers, or travelers at high altitudes, normally; it can be suffered above high of 9,000 feet. Acute mountain sickness is caused by reduced air pressure and lowers oxygen levels at high altitudes. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, and return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness before your trek. Do not ignore even the mildest of altitude symptoms, inform your guide, porters, or hotel staff immediately. Generally, Our guides carry basic medicine and first aid equipment including simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle ache, and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting.

          Yes, a visa is required to enter Nepal except for SAARC and Chinese nationals. One can get a visa at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Two copies of passport-sized photographs are required to get a visa.

           Yes, the  Laundry services are available in every place or camp except for Annapurna base camp and Himalayas! 

          Yes. Any of your currency can be exchanged in Nepal at better rates. 

          Yes, a hot shower is available and it will be prepared by the gas, it is called a gas shower or bucket shower. Normally, we wouldn't prefer to take showers above the 4000 meters height because of the cold situation.

          Yes, almost every teahouse has Wi-Fi Facility at a little extra Cost during the trek in the Mountains.

          Yes, we highly recommend that you buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal; it’s easier and better to purchase travel insurance in your own country.

          Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by our official representative then transfer to the hotel at Thamel, which is the most interesting tourist hub with many facilities in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.

          The Answer is absolutely safe even for the solo female traveler, who loves to explore Nepal through the reliable team with us; our Alpine Ramble team has been leading many successful solo female trips in Nepal Himalayas.

          The best months for trekking in Nepal are in the months of September, October & November in the Autumn season and March, April & May in the Spring season.

          Yes, you could choose to own your departure date according to your time and schedule If the published Group Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plan, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary. 


          • Katharina Sartisson - December 10, 2018

            Our trip to Nepal was perfect from the beginning to end! Dil planed everything so well! He has so many contacts to people and many locations to recommend! He was such a helpful tour guide! Also a huge thank you to our trekking guide Dilman and ayush! We had so much fun with them on our trek and it’s just so comfortable to do this experience with a company like alpine ramble! We would always book it through dil again and really recommend it to everyone! It’s such a special and enjoyable time! Thank you guys!!!


          • Jeppe Andresen - December 10, 2018

            We were two Danish guys, who scouted the market at Kathmandu. We finally chose Alpine Ramble, due to the offered price and the feeling of willingness from Dil to run the extra mile. Our intuition was right. Our 5 days and 4 nights were planned and completed to the letter. Our guide, Dilman, was knowledgeable and real in his attitude. He loves his job and we have a feeling of not only being treated as customers but as friends of another country. 

            I stayed in tough with Dil and Dilman after the trek and they offered me a farewell-dinner and a taxi to the airport free of charge.

            If you are looking for a trip no matter if it's rafting, trekking etc. and you want no worries of all the practical matter (transport, food, hostel etc.), a firm with real attitude and willingness to do the extra thing for making your experience better (without overselling or too service-minded) and with an affordable price, then I would gladly recommend the firm, Dil the organizer and especially the guide Dilman, who has made my trip a great pleasure.

            I can only say thank you and I hope to see you guys in the future!

          • Philip Wood - October 23, 2018

            I have trekked with Dil as guide in Nepal. The first in 2014 was the Annapurna region. It was obvious early that he was an experienced leader, well informed and explaining the trek clearly. He was both caring and considerate. The day I was too crook to walk, he quickly arranged transport with a local jeep. When private space was needed, he provided it. I had no concern about my first ascent above 5000 m with his good advice.
            Dil is well informed about Nepal. He is from a mountain village and loves showing others the majesty of the Himalaya. He communicates well, is friendly and fun. At the start of both walks, he said that we will walk as a family. We did, but quickly became good friends.
            Next time in Nepal, I will walk with Dil and his team.


          • Kalaivanan S - September 27, 2018

            “It was my first time in Nepal for trekking, found Alpine Ramble Treks online. The reviews was pretty good and I decided to go for it. They have picked up to and from the airport to hotel and the starting town Pokhara. I’m generally happy with the arrangement thanks to Dil. I have to give the full mark for that! the guide is friendly, helpful, caring and knowledgeable thanks to Nauser. I don’t have to worry about anything, he took care of the guest houses, the meals, and the route. I did my trek in early October. I was very lucky to have a clear sky in most of the day including the day I went to Poon Hill for sunrise. The trip definitely an experience I’ll never forget in my whole life


          • Marc Zemma - May 14, 2018

            If you want to go safely trekking in the Himalayas, I would recommend you to get in touch with Alpine Ramble trekking. 
            Amazing circuits and wonderful, unforgettable memories of the landscape, mountains view, and Nepalese culture going through traditional Nepalese villages