ABC Trek


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Rapid ABC Trek Summary

    1. Express ABC hike duration: 07 Days
    2. Base Camp Trek Dificulty: Easy to Moderate
    3. Top Altitude: 4,130m/13,550 feet
    4. Average Walk Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Trekking Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Trip Mode: Lodge Basis
    7. Best month to hike: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, and December
    8. Foods on trek route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Bus/Jeep [sharing]


The rapid ABC Trek is the most thrilling trail focus for those travelers who travel less than a week for a trek in the Annapurna areas. The ABC trekking route stays with the most scenic mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the mountain life of Nepal.

Moreover, Annapurna Himalayas is one of the most iconic landmarks in Nepal. As such, the travel trails to the south of these mountains also house exciting trekking adventures. Similarly, Rapid Annapurna or the quickest Base Camp Trek explores these trails without passing Ghorepani hikes which have plenty of cultural and natural beauty.

Mystical city Pokhara to ABC distance is 34.4 kilometers possible to reach in 3 days straightly. Annapurna trekking route has immersed you in the beauty of the lush landscape and stroll along the rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the grandeur of Annapurna massive.

Mount Annapurna first is the eighth tallest peak on earth and is one of the most magnificent mountains in the world. An express ABC Trek takes you through the fascinating Gurung ethnic group and their villages who will greet you with warm hospitality. Book and get the ABC trek route map with us as it helps you to plan and marked the mountains and their exact heights.

ABC Hike is even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron blossoms. In addition, the ABC trek distance is roughly about 70 kilometers besides driving.

As hike the base camp rapidly across the flat land to the highest hill station at 13,518 feet in 4 days the chances of AMS (altitude mountain sickness) are higher. Thus, the level of trek difficulty is moderate grade. It’s a short but popular Annapurna express trek, the best trek in Nepal for beginners, and is possible to complete at any time throughout the year.

How much does for ABC Trek Package Trip Cost?

The cost of ABC Trek depends upon the group size you are traveling together and the means of transport you choose. The ABC Trek Package cost with a local tour agency “Gokyo Treks Nepal” ranges between US$ 350 to US$ 580. Basically, the ABC trek package includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodation and hiking permits, facilities.

Generally, taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time, and riding the bus reduces trip expenses. In addition, we have also discount deals for group leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike ABC for free of cost.

Besides that, 7 days base camp trek cost for Nepali is slightly cheaper than for foreigners because of base camp trekking permits. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

It is a standard trip package price for 1 week’s trek. If you are 2 people ABC trek cost US$ 440 for 7 days trek plan. We can modify the hiking route and price as per your wish. Here is the price list for the ABC treks.

Price Per Person for 7 days for ABC trekking

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 580
2 PersonUS$ 440
3 PersonUS$ 415
4 to 6 personUS$ 390
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 380
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 350

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


The classical ABC Trek itinerary 7 days in detail

An express-rapid ABC trek 7 days itinerary compared to most walks in the Anapurna territory leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world-explorer who wish to hike to the base camp in a more relaxed manner, take a look abc Trek – 9 Days. However for travelers who wish to reach base camp quickly without passing Poon hill or traveling with a limited time-wise then take a look at this special itinerary.

1 Day Drive to Nayapool Bazaar and Trek to Birethanti (1,015m), 8/9 hours

In in morning at 6 am our representative will come to meet you at your hotel with a guide. All financial things are settled and hand over your hiking permits. A trekking guide from the Gokyo agency will take you to the tourist bus station.

You will drive across the pristine rivers Trisuli and Marsyangdi which are very popular for rafting in Nepal. Tourists can view the Annapurna, and Machapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri peak in the west, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu in the east.

Pokhara is an amazing town, a pretty good-looking city of lakes, old caves, Buddhist stupas, and Hindu temples. As you arrive here, hike 30 minutes further to get to Birethanti village, it’s a large community village with many shops and clean guesthouses.

2 Day Chomrong village hikes (2,170m/7,120 feet), 6/7 hours

Leave Birethanti bazaar, turn the right direction to Modi river bank. An easy trail continuously ascends across the flat cultivated farmlands, rice terraces, beautiful villages, and small rivers to Jhinu Hot Springs. In addition, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Chomrong village.

Travelers can take a local bus ride from Birethanti to the Siwai section (pay an extra directly) to make the day tour shorter. In this way, they can spend a long time having a bath at a natural hot spring on the Modi river bank.

Chomrong is a Gurung settlement and the best place to get a wonderful Himalayan view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna south, and the virgin peak of Mount Fishtail (Machhapuchhre). It’s also a meeting point for tourists from Ghorepani, and Mardi Himal and is a gateway to explore ABC quickly/rapidly.

3 DayChomrong to Himalaya Hotel trek (2,920m/9,580 feet), 7/8 hours

Today, we will our first step with stone step to the river Chomrong, cross the river and hike to Sinuwa hilltop. This part of the walking trail is often stone steps and tiring all the way to Sinuwa hilltop restaurants at 2,360 meters.

Furthermore, tourists stroll within the dense bamboo forest, and you can find some lodges with very good hot showers and delicious food. On the way, you will have a chance to see wildlife like wild boar, monkeys, rhesus, and other wild birds including the pheasant “Danphe”. Arrive at the Himalayan hotel where we stay overnight.

4 DayMachapuchhare Base Camp hiking (3,700m/12,140 feet), 6/7 hours

Today, we start to go over Deurali viewpoint and walk further to MBC. There are two different trails ahead of us; the summer trail and the winter hiking trail. Therefore, check the base camp weather before you walk above the Himalayas.

Continue to follow the best route as stated in the (summer trail/winter trail) season to Bagar and to MBC. There are often avalanches so always be careful during the journey. You should have a piece of good information from your experienced guide that you hired from Gokyo Treks Agency.

Before you start your journey to MBC, our guide will get trail updates from Deurali lodge. There are already some people who lost their lives falling to landslides and avalanches. However, after Bagar, the trail ascends with the Himalayan bamboo and is safe to travel to basecamp.

5 DayHike to Abc (4,130m/13,517 feet). Descend downhill to Dovan, 8/9 hours

Early morning, we hike the base camp to get sunrise. Reach the base camp viewpoint to capture the Annapurna glacier, the tallest peaks, and the glacial moraine. The base camp view-point height is 4,130 meters, the highest elevation that we hike to.

Take a delicious breakfast with the stunning sun shining at the ABC. Tourists will have a chance to see the trekker caravan as they walk all uphill the Himalayan trail to the base camp.

The basecamp trail follows the left-hand tributary of the Modi River. At sunrise, you will see a natural Panoramic spectacular view. Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare Hiunchuli, and many more snow-capped mountains as well as glaciers just around you.

Having breakfast in ABC, descend down to Machapuchhare base camp (ABC) to meet the entire crew. Meeting the climbing team, we keep descending down to Dovan guesthouses at 2,600 meters. The entire journey today takes about eight or nine hours in total.

6 DayDovan to Jhinu Hot spring hiking (1,780m/5,840 feet), 6/7 hours

The trail descends to Jhinu Danda leads through bamboo and Rhododendron forest with superb mountain view from Sinuwa. Have in mind, that the trail from Dovan to Bamboo is most subject to avalanches also.

The trail leads down and up to stone steps to Chhomrung village. And descend down to Jhinu Danda where Travelers can relish with natural hot springs at the banks of the Modi River and stay in a guest house.

7 DayJhinu Danda to Siwai trekking (1,700m/5,578 feet), 3/4 hours. Drive out to Pokhara city, 2 hours

After breakfast, the trek leads through intermittent bamboo and mixed forest. During the journey, you can pass through several villages, terraced and as well as flat land. You will have an easy hike to Siwai and we take a bus to Baglung Bus Park, in Pokhara.

Your Trekking guide will help you to check out the conservation permits from the Annapurna Conservation office at Birethanti while riding the bus. Our Guide will pay for a taxi transfer from the Pokhara bus station to your hotel in Phewa Lakeside. Arrive at the hotel, and get ready for last-minute shopping in Pokhara.

As you reach the town, there are many things to do, either boating at Phewa lake, shopping, hiking around the lake, or short tours to visit Bhumdi pumdi or Devi’s fall….etc. Nightlife in Pokhara is unbelievable. Visit the best restaurant in Pokhara for a typical Nepali dinner with Nepali live music and folk songs.

Interested trekkers can make a program to go to either a disco or a Casino for extra fun. However, our guide will drive out to Kathmandu city on a night tourist bus leaving you in the town. Trip finish

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How much does ABC Trek Package Price?

An express ABC trek package price US$ 440 per person is a standard trek on a double occupancy basis. For the deluxe/luxury trekking plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, a 3-5-star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu & Pokhara with a breakfast plan. Likewise, a private room with an attached toilet/bathroom in possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

The Abc short trek 7 days price includes:-

  • Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Nayapool Bazaar as per the above travel plan.
  • 7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, and 6 Dinner during the basecamp trekking days
  • 6 Nights lodge basis accommodation on the Annapurna mountain trail.
  • An English-speaking license holder – a local trekking guide for the Annapurna base camp hike.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Base camp trekking tours.
  • On return from Siwai to Pokhara by Bus/jeep drive [shared basis] and a taxi transfer to your hotel to Fewa lakeside.
  • Night Tourist Bus transfer for Guide from Pokhara Fewa lake side to Kathmandu.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trekking poles if Necessary – (return after the trek).
  • Insurance, Food and accommodation, and salary for Nepali trekking Guide for Himalaya Trekking.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner en route.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check oxygen level and heart rate every day to save from high risk.
  • Abc trek map and trek completion certificate of successful base camp ascend – keep them as a souvenir.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

The short ABC Trek price excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the base camp hiking.
  • Personal trekking gears and Clothing.
  • -10 comfort fresh Sleeping bag rental cost per piece US$ 2 per day.
  • Personal nature expenses, porter to carry your luggage, all types of drinks, and bar bills.
  • Tourist travel insurance is mandatory in case of emergency to cover medical and helicopter rescue.
  • A private jeep transfer cost US$ 40 [for 6 people] extra from Jhinu Bridge to Pokhara at your hotel.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight fare cost US$ 80 Per Person if guests wish to fly.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly]
  • Other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

Hike abc is the most beautiful trek in Nepal however if you include Poon hill, it would be the perfect hike. 7 days trek to base camp in Nepal is the best suited for backpackers travelers as it is the cheapest trek in Nepal.

It’s not the hardest trek in Nepal, so we organize a private or a group join starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Departure Date Availbility Price Book
20 Mar, 2023 – 26 Mar, 2023Avaiable440
25 Mar, 2023 – 31 Mar, 2023Avaiable440
05 Apr, 2023 – 11 Apr, 2023Avaiable440
10 Apr, 2023 – 16 Apr, 2023Avaiable440
20 Apr, 2023 – 26 Apr, 2023Avaiable440
25 Apr, 2023 – 01 May, 2023Avaiable440
10 May, 2023 – 16 May, 2023Avaiable440
20 May, 2023 – 26 May, 2023Avaiable440
10 Sept, 2023 – 16 Sept, 2023Avaiable440
20 Sept, 2023 – 26 Sept, 2023Avaiable440
05 Oct, 2023 – 11 Oct, 2023Avaiable440
10 Oct, 2023 – 16 Oct, 2023Avaiable440
20 Oct, 2023 – 26 Oct, 2023Avaiable440
25 Oct, 2023 – 31 Oct, 2023Avaiable440
05 Nov, 2023 – 11 Nov, 2023Avaiable440
10 Nov, 2023 – 16 Nov, 2023Avaiable440
20 Nov, 2023 – 26 Nov, 2023Avaiable440
05 Dec, 2023 – 11 Dec, 2023Avaiable440
20 Dec, 2023 – 26 Dec, 2023Avaiable440
10 Feb, 2024 – 16 Feb, 2024Avaiable440
20 Feb, 2024 – 26 Feb, 2024Avaiable440
10 Mar, 2024 – 16 Mar, 2024Avaiable440

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available


Question: Do I need the experience to do the ABC short trek?

Answer: It is right for clever hikers who are able to walk around 5 hours every day, with a lightweight daypack.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival time in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is this trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the base camp trekking package even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What type of accommodation can I expect on the express ABC trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trek route. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in lodge ABC trek for 7 days?

Answer: All the lodges in Annapurna hiking, have fastened restaurants. They cook a yummy range of mostly vegetarian such as potatoes, eggs, Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. Tourists can find a variety of fresh vegetables depending upon the traveling month.

Evening meals and breakfast are served in the same lodge you spend at night every day. But Lunch will serve you on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have a hot shower along an express base camp treks?.

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges have a shower which you can get often on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the base camp trekking route?.

Answer: Most of all places, you can find lodges where you can buy mineral water. But however, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic materials. Instead, kindly bring Aqua tablets to clean the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite and on the hiking route. The backpacking speaker says that you can drink direct water from the stream or on tap as they are fresh and comes via mountains. They are even better at safe drinking water and saving the environment.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on ABC short trek?.

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in short ABC Lodge Trek?

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-second bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 15% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment, you pay us on your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the ABC short trek?

Answer: We do provide a porter to transfer your luggage only on request. Abc trek porter hire cost is US$ 16 daily is an approximate rate because of USD fluctuation. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of tourist backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to the gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you can prepare to walk roughly 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike with trekking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to hire a trekking guide and porter for ABC trek?

Answer: Yes it is possible. If you do not want to book a complete full-board ABC package trip, you can hire our trekking guide to make your holiday safer. Therefore, book our local expert guide. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detailed travel inquiry.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

The most unbelievable ABC Trek highlights

  • Explore Annapurna Himalayas within 360 deg angle standing from ABC viewpoint.
  • Hike through the cultivated fields and watch the splendid views of the Annapurna mountain ranges.
  • Astounding Mountain views and the panorama of the Himalayas.
  • Jhinu Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Get an experience about Magar Gurung communities like Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

Notes for Adventure ABC Trekkers!

Annapurna foothill trek solo or independent – the private trip is possible unless you risk challenging it by yourself, at the same time there are a lot of risky places on a solo ABC trek, but it is all possible task to do it as well, prepare well before you head the trail.

The 7 days ABC trekking information stated above is just a guideline. However, the trip is possible to customize at your request to adapt to your specific standards. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of schedule during on voyage.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes abc short trekking special?

Opportunities for challenging trekking trails or adventure hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your security and gratification are our concerns.

We are a team of professional, experienced, skilled, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Base Camp Traveller’s Review

ABC and Poon Hill

Rated 5 out of 5
January 25, 2020

Our experience with Gokyo treks & expeditions was nothing short of exceptional. Our guide Kamal was not only incredibly professional and always had our safety and best interests in mind, but he was also one the kindest people we’ve ever met. I feel privileged to spent 9 days with him and I appreciate all of the organisation of Ammar, which meant there was not a single hiccup throughout the journey.

Thank you once again.

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Ben Mitton, England

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Guest Ben Mitton, England

Greetings from Gokyo Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd, Nepal. Thanks a lot for your time writing us an excellent review of the Annapurna Trek in January with our guide Kamal Bahadur Khatri. We are very much pleased that you are highly satisfied and writing to us an excellent experience exploring Nepal. Be in touch as we are looking forward to serve you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards, Ammar Raj Guni

Excellent Trek to ABC

Rated 5 out of 5
December 12, 2019

Being a novice trekker Gokyo’s organized trek with extremely helpful and encouraging guides Shree Ram and porters made it a very memorable experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wishes to trek in Nepal, especially at a very reasonable price without any compromise on the quality!

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Sangeetha Thomas

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Guest Sangeetha Thomas, London, England

Thank you for your feedback. We are very much pleased that you are highly satisfied and writing us an excellent experience exploring Nepal. Be in touch as we are looking forward to serving you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards,

Ammar Raj Guni

ABC Trek with Gokyo Treks

Rated 5 out of 5
August 20, 2018

My Travel made and I hiked the ABC trek through Gokyo Treks and it was a wonderful experience. We were very thankful for our guide Lila, as he took great care of us. Our experience would not have been the same without him, especially as it was during monsoon season and we had to take a few detours because of rain.

Gokyo treks is a reputable and honest company, and they did everything they could to make our trip the best possible. I would highly recommend

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Caroline Schauder

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Namaste dear Caroline Schaulder,

Thank you for your time to write us an excellent review about your ABC trek in Nepal. We are very happy and be in touch as we are looking forward to serving you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards, Ammar Raj Guni

The best time in Annapurna Trek

Rated 5 out of 5
May 27, 2018

Being a novice trekker Gokyo’s organized trek with extremely helpful and encouraging guides Shree Ram and Bude waiba porters made it a very memorable experience. Would highly recommend them to anyone who wishes to trek in Nepal, especially at a very reasonable price without any compromise on the quality!

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Sangeeta Thomas

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Namaste dear Sangeetha Thomas England,

Thank you very much for your time to write us your review about your ABC trek in the Nepal Himalayas. We are very happy and be in touch as we are looking forward to serving you again for your other holidays in Nepal!

With best regards, Ammar Raj Guni

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