Short Annapurna Trekking Trails

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1 Pax. US$ 600 P/P
2-4 Pax. US$ 480 P/P
5-7 Pax. US$ 450 P/P
8-10 Pax. US$ 430 P/P
11-14 Pax. US$ 400 P/P
Over 15 Pax. US$ 380 P/P
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Trip Duration

9 Days

Nature of Trip


Maximum Altitude

3200m Poon Hill

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Start & End Point


Best Seasons

Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec







Short Annapurna Trekking Trails 2024 and 2025

  • Annapurna short trekking trails have a vest view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • Ethnic community and their vibrant culture in Annapurna.
  • Over 8000 meters of mountains and Holy mountains.
  • Terraced green hillsides are enjoyable during the trekking
  • Excellent ethnic hospitality of the Gurung community.

Overview of Short Annapurna Trekking Trails

Short Annapurna Trekking trails highlight the best seasons of 2024  and 2025, accessible excursions in Nepal’s lower Annapurna Conservation area. Hiking on Annapurna trails is also famous for family groups due to the outstanding Himalayan views, easy altitude, and excellent hospitality.

As the trek can be done in less than a week, trekkers can join the city tour and jungle safari trip, being comfortable with the itinerary. Poon Hill (3210 meters) is the trek’s highest altitude and best viewpoint.

Similarly, Annapurna has many more family trekking trails and pilgrimage tours, including Around Annapurna, Mardi Himal Trekking, Muktinath, Nar Phu Valley, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang trekking trail, Jeep Tour Mustang, and Manang.

Let us know by Email or WhatsApp at +977-9851033819 now. We are happy to provide information on Annapurna’s Short Trekking trails, cost and price details, an itinerary, and a trekking map.

The trekking trail starts from Nayapul, a gateway to various trekking areas in Annapurna. It goes through the terraced hillside and fields, where the ethnic villages are located on each side Of the trail. The steep uphill trail begins to climb to Ulleri, and the trail becomes peaceful and isolated, dominated by the dense rhododendron forest. Ghorepani is an ethnic Magar village at the bottom of Poon Hill.

Climbing through the stone staircase, Poon Hill offers magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), II, III, IV, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Holy Mt. Fishtail, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and the neighboring peaks.

The golden sunrise over these outstanding white peaks takes your breath away with incredible magic. Tadapani and Ghandruk are other Gurung villages around the Short Annapurna Trekking Trails. The Gurung are an ethnic group in Nepal and are forward in hospitality. The Gurung Museum of Ghandruk village is widely renowned.

It offers an antique taste of traveling in the countryside that has become an enticing part of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

The Short Annapurna Trekking trails can be made throughout the year, but Spring and autumn are preferable. Boundless Adventure arranges a trek with an ACAP permit, TIMS, a professional guide, and support teams.

It is also suitable for the family trekking destination of Nepal, which wants to hike on an easy and lower altitude trail in Annapurna.

Are Short Annapurna Trekking Trails Difficult?

The short Annapurna trekking trail is not difficult. Yet, the highest elevation on the trek is 3200m/ 10499ft. Hence, altitude-related problems may be a concern for first-time trekkers. The risk of Altitude sickness starts to begin as you get above 2500m/ 8202ft, so above 3200m elevation, acute mountain sickness can hit you.

The weather conditions also determine the difficulty of the short Annapurna trekking trail. As the weather conditions of the Himalayas change unpredictably, you should be prepared for various weather conditions. The weather may become cold, and sometimes snowfall may also occur so that the weather conditions may affect your trekking and cause difficulty.

Furthermore, the trek involves walking ascent and descent, requiring a general fitness level. It also involves passing through diverse landscapes and crossing several suspension bridges. So, walking in remote areas may also be a concern and cause some trekkers difficulties.

Also, the trek’s difficulty depends on the time of the year you are trekking. If you choose to trek during spring and Autumn, you’ll be less likely to face challenges like unpredictable weather as the weather is stable during this season. Summer is also a favorable time, but the chances of rainfall are a concern during the year. Lastly, winter is harsh, and temperatures range below the freezing point. So, choosing to be idle means having less difficulty during the trek.

All in all, although the trek is not challenging, trekkers need a general level of physical fitness. Before starting the trek, trekkers need to be well prepared for altitude, unpredictable weather, and walking in remote locations and should select a favorable time for trekking. The trek is easy-going if you choose a well-planned itinerary. Acclimatization is a must to complete the trek with less difficulty.

Tailor-Made Trip during Short Annapurna Trekking Trails

People can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna trekking trails. Then, it’s about a 1.5-hour drive to Nayapul, where the foothill excursion begins.

Boundless Adventure customizes the trekking plan in the Short Annapurna Trekking trails to suit your preferred time. Please let us know if you’d like us to customize the trekking itinerary with tailor-made options in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Accommodations in Annapurna Short Trek Trails

Accommodation options vary according to different destinations. However, major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara offer good choices.

Basic accommodation to star hotels offers clane accommodation, but you should confirm beforehand to book the accommodation.

At every Annapurna short trekking destination, clean mountain lodges with warm dining halls, showers, and basic rooms are available.

Meals Trails

During the trip, the city’s meal options include breakfast, which you must cover for lunch and dinner. During the trekking in the mountains, our package option consists of three meals daily—breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mountain lodges and hotels on the Annapurna Short Trekking serve delicious meals with menu variations—from typical Nepali food to Chinese, Indian, and continental cuisine. Meals with hot drinks and soups are better in the mountains.

Drinking water

Annapurna Short Trekking Trails offer safe drinking water at water refilling stations and lodges/hotels. Buying mineral water bottles in the mountain region is not a good idea, but drinking water from a safe water station is the best option. Besides, you can buy Water purifying tablets at Pharmacies (IODINE tablets and CHLORINE drops) and drinkable water from nature.

Itinerary of Short Annapurna Trekking Trails

Short Annapurna Trekking trails are just nine days trekking trail including the best viewpoint of Annapurna. The nine-day itinerary includes Pickup and departure days from Kathmandu.

We are happy to share our great itinerary, including local culture, the Annapurna Himalayas, flora and Fauna, and customs of the local people.

Please now contact us regarding the trip to Nepal Himalayas by email or WhatsApp at +977 9851033819. We are always pleased to provide you with details about the cost.


Day: 01 Picks up and Transfer to hotel, Overnight


15 m





Welcome to Nepal. Our company representative will pick you up at the international airport and drive you to the hotel.

You will be given a short briefing about the programs on the following days while you check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: Nepali Mobile SIM cards are available at the International airport.

View from Kathmandu airport
View from Kathmandu Airport, Nepal

Day: 02 Drive to Pokhara by bus and Overnight


7 hours




Lunch and Dinner



Morning drives to Pokhara using the winding road of Prithvi Highway.

You will see the lifestyles throughout the Highway and the green hills. Reaching Pokhara, transferring to the hotel, and resting. Overnight at the hotel.

Road trip to Pokhara
Road trip to Pokhara, Nepal

Day: 03 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga, Overnight


1.5 Hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



From Pokhara, drive to Nayapul after breakfast, which takes about an hour and a half.

Then, it is about 3 hour’s trek to Tikhedhunga, the first day’s destination via Birethanti.

The route is gentle and goes through the terraced hillside. Few houses can be seen scattered, and passing Hile, Tikhedhunga arrives overnight at the lodge.

Driving To Naya Pool.
Driving to Naya Pool by car

Day: 04 Trek to Ghorepani, Overnight


5 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



With a good morning breakfast, begin to walk through the stone staircase and cross the suspension bridge.

The steep trail begins and lasts for a couple of hours, passing Ulleri and Banthanti. The gradual trek begins from here as the rhododendron forest dominates the trail.

Passing a few tea houses on the way, the entrance of the Ghorepani appears by the Magar ethnic community populates this small town overnight at the lodge.

The Ghorepani Trekking Hotel
The Ghorepani Trekking Hotel Annapurna

Day: 05 Trek to Tadapani, Overnight


7 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



It’s time to get up early in the morning to hike to Poon Hill (3210 meters)

Which is the best viewpoint for the sunrise view over the white mountain Vistas, including MT. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and the surroundings.

Descending to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek through the steep ascending through the rhododendron forest.

With some up-and-down trails via Deurali and Banthanti, reach Tadapani overnight at the lodge.

Poon Hill Short Annapurna Trekking Trails
Poon Hill View of Short Annapurna Trekking Trails

Day: 06 Trek to Ghandruk, Overnight


4 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Today’s short and steep downhill trek begins from Tadapani after breakfast. It is a continual climb down through the rhododendron forest.

The trail is fine but steep. Reaching Bhaisikharka, rest briefly and trek down to Ghandruk, a short descent.

Ghandruk is a famous Gurung village in Annapurna for its folk culture, Gurung museum, outstanding Himalayan views, and ethnic hospitality overnight at the lodge.

Photo of Ghandruk village
Ghandruk village Image

Day: 07 Trek to nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight


1.5 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Beginning to trek down through the terraced hillside trail, the trail leads to Kimchi.

The jeep will find out here. Another option is to trek gradually to Birethanti and exit from the Annapurna Conservation Area checking point.

Drive further to Pokhara from Nayapool, which is about an hour’s drive to get into Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: If you lack time, you may use a Jeep direct to Pokhara. It will take 3 hours to Get into Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu.

Ghandruk to Pokhara trekking
Ghandruk to Pokhara trekking

Day: 08 Fly back to Kathmandu, Overnight


20 m





Have a warm breakfast in the hotel and depart for the Pokhara airport. The driving destination is 20 minutes from your hotel to Pokhara airport.

We suggest taking a morning flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu because of the best views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and many unnamed peaks.

We’ll pick you up from Kathmandu domestic airport and transfer you to the hotel. You have the rest of the time for your personal use. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: Car, Jeep, and Buses are also available according to your interest.

Airport in Pokhara
Pokhara Airport

Day: 09 Departure.





Have breakfast in the Hotel, and On your departure, our representative drops you are the airport. Thank you for letting us serve you. Have a nice trip ahead.

Please, note: Check-out time in the Hotel is Noon.

Airport of Kathmandu
Nepal Departure airport

What's Included?

  • International airport picks up and drops by private car /van/bus.
  • Three-star Categories Hotel in Pokhara, according to the itinerary.
  • Full board package trip with three times meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the Trekking
  • Tea or coffee with every meal.
  • Accommodations during the trekking,
  • Government licensed holder experienced and English-speaking Guide.
  • Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment for trekking staff.
  • Annapurna trekking permits and TIMS permits.
  • Surface ground transfer by bus and Car.
  • All government taxes.
  • Per person, one trekking map.
  • One carry bag for two people.

What's Excluded?

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Soft and Hard drinks
  • Porter to carry your bags.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Temple and monastery entrance fee and donation.
  • The rest of the expenses are not mentioned in Price Includes.

Add-ons & Options

With a decade of experience providing service to clients from different countries in different areas of Nepal, we understand every traveler’s desire and preference. As the number of trekkers dressing for trekking in Annapurna is increasing, we are pleased to present sets of add-ons. We designed the exclusive add-on service for the Short Annapurna trekking trail to fulfill the comfort level of every trekker.

Hotel in Kathmandu

As our package only includes your accommodation and three meals during the Annapurna short trial, you are responsible for all the expenses regarding the hotel in Kathmandu. As per your comfort level, you can find hotels, but if you want our support in finding a hotel, we’d be more than happy to suggest you. The hotel cost varies on their type. However, a three-star hotel costs US$45 per night.

Drive to Pokhara by Car

Pokhara is a gateway to the Annapurna region, so trekkers must get to Pokhara first to start their Short Anapurna trekking. Our package involves getting to Pokhara by bus, yet to cater to the varying comfort preferences of travelers, we involved car service on add-ons at extra cost. The car drive to Pokhara involves a more comfortable and personalized drive. The cost of traveling by car from Kathmandu to Pokhara is US$ 210/ Per car

Flight tickets to Pokhara

Besides ground transportation, we offer airplane options to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. This additional service is for those who don’t want long drives and want a quick way to reach their destination. Within 25 minutes of flying, you’ll land at Pokhara’s airport from Kathmandu’s domestic airport. A flight ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu costs USD 110/- per person.

Porter Service

Hiring a porter immerses you in the stunning beauty of the Annapurna region. Our well-experienced porters can expertly manage your trekking equipment and carry all your backpacks, freeing up your gear and equipment burden. One porter is sufficient for two individuals; thus, you can share your porters with others. The capacity carrying weight of one porter is 23-25 kg. The cost of one porter is $120/-

The process of buying an Add-on

To get add-ons, you can follow straightforward steps
Phase 1: Click on Book this trip. The bottom is at the right corner of the website, and continue filling in the blanks.
Phase 2: Fill in your details
Phase 3: Choose your trip details
Phase 4: Write your payment details.
Phase 5: You may Choose Add-Ons as Options
Phase 6: Follow the payment details with the number of travels

Essential Information - Short Annapurna Trekking Trails

Best trekking season For Annapurna Short Trek

There are two main seasons for trekking on the Annapurna spring season, from March to May and Autumn from September to December, allowing spectacular views of the Himalayas, green hill surroundings, and the local scene.

Spring is also when the flowers bloom. September to November is another excellent time to trek on the Annapurna Short Trekking trail. This autumn offers perfect weather to enjoy the Himalayan views and wonderful walking weather with warmer days. But, nights remain cold at this time. These are the best trekking seasons in Annapurna.

Why Choose Short Annapurna Trekking Trails?

Here are some of the reasons why you should choose short Annapurna trekking trails:

Manageable duration: Trekkers can complete the short Annapurna trekking trail in less than a week. The time is perfect for travelers having limited time but desire to experience and immerse themselves in the beauty of the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp trek takes around two weeks, and the short trail trek takes just 6 days. For this reason, you can choose the Short Annapurna trail if you have less time to trek.

Stunning scenery: Although the trail doesn’t involve trekking at a higher elevation, it takes travelers through stunning panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and traditional villages. From the highest elevation of the trek, trekkers can enjoy the magnificent beauty of Mount Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mount Dhaulagiri, Macchpuchhre (Fishtail), Nilgiri, and Himchuli. So, for this reason, even with less physical demand, trekkers can enjoy the panoramic scenarios throughout the journey. Trekkers choose a short Annapurna trekking trail.

Budget-friendly: The short Annapurna trekking trail takes a short duration; hence, the accommodation and meals require less. Compared to the ABC and Annapurna circuit trek, the short trekking trail to Annapurna is more budget-friendly without compromising the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. That’s why the package is ideal for trekkers with tight budgets.

Less Physical Demand: While other trekking packages, including Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit, take you above 5000m, the short trek takes you to 3200m, the highest level. Hence, the trek involves less physical demand, making it suitable for all age groups. Trekkers with a basic level of physical fitness can also complete the trek easily. For this reason, the short Annapurna trekking trail is becoming popular among trekkers.

Trekking equipment

You must have a down jacket and sleeping bag with you while trekking in the Annapurna area at any time of the year. If you feel uncomfortable carrying such equipment, rent it in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Contact Boundless Adventure

Our team is ready to assist you with trip service and provide authentic information about the Annapurna region treks. If you need further information about the short trekking trails of Annapurna, please do not hesitate to email us or call us on WhatsApp at +977 9851033819 for trekking in 2024 and 2025. It will be easier for you than ever.

Departure Date & Cost

Currently, we don't have fixed group departure dates available. You can book your trip on your own preferred date or use our trip-planner to craft your perfect adventure!

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

The Short Annapurna Trekking Trail is a shortened version of the Annapurna trek. It is for trekkers who have limited time and want to experience the higher altitude of the Annapurna region, its stunning landscapes, and its unique culture.

The Short Annapurna trekking trial takes 6-7 days, depending on the itinerary. The seven days allow trekkers to soak in the beauty of the Anapurna conservation area and connect deeply with nature.

Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) are perfect for the short Annapurna trekking trail. This time of the year offers stable weather with mild temperatures, fewer challenges, and clear views of the mountains.

The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card are required permits for the trek to Short Annapurna. As the trek traverses the Annapurna Conservation Area, the ACAP is necessary. Likewise, obtaining the TIMS is mandatory for the trek to every destination, including the Short Annapurna Trekking Trail.

The Annapurna short trekking trail is generally easy. However, trekkers reach nearly 3200 meters at the Poon Hill. You are hiking through the forest, no need to be worried about the trail. Many children can hike easily on this trek.

Trekking boots, warm clothing, a first aid box, and a good backpack are essential for the Short Annapurna trekking. Similarly, headwear, handwear, sleeping bags, trekking poles, water purification tablets, personal electronic items, and personal accessories are the essential packing lists for the trek.

The Short Annapurna trekking trail begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive gets to Nayapul from Pokhara, and from Nayapul, the trekking journey begins. Trekkers traverse the villages of Tikhehdunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk, and Nayapul on their expedition. The expedition returns to Pokhara, then Kathmandu from Nayapul.

Trekkers can expect numerous surreal views during the trek to Short Annapurna. Although the trek doesn’t involve getting to higher elevations, trekkers will be amazed by the exceptional panorama. The vista of Mount Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mount Dhaulagiri, South Annapurna, Macchpuchhre (Fishtail), Nilgiri, and Himchuli are the highlights of the trek. Likewise, trekkers can expect to see various species of plants and diverse terrain during the trail. Moreover, trekkers can expect to see beautiful ancient settlements and multiple monasteries.

During the trek to the Annapurna region, you will get basic accommodation and a healthy meal. The tea houses are the accommodation and food points. The tea houses offer basic amenities like twin-sharing beds and simple furnishings. Trekkers can choose food from the menu. The foods are generally cooked with locally grown vegetables, which are hygienic and healthy.

The cost of the Short Annapurna trekking trail depends on the duration of the trek, customization of the itinerary, any special requirements, guide and porter service, transportation options, and Miscellaneous Expenses. However, the price generally ranges from US$380/-  to US$600/-  per person.

Reviews on Short Annapurna Trekking Trails


Based on 321 Reviews

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking Photo
Stavros Papadopoulos

Short trek in Annapurna region

The short Annapurna trekking trail surpassed all my expectations even though the trek doesn’t involve trekking at high altitude. I was planning to do Annapurna Base Camp but my doctor suggested to me that due to my health issue, it is better not to trek above 3500m. I expressed my condition with Mr.Dambar from Boundless Adventure and according to my preference and suitability of health, he suggested the short trek to Annapurna. I appreciate the service provided by the Boundless Team throughout my journey.
The trek takes me through some of the most stunning landscapes of the region. Passing through the beauty of the Annapurna region with towering peaks and traditional villages was awe-inspiring. Walking through the forest of oak and rhododendron with the sound of the flowing river was so peaceful that it was hard to find elsewhere. Standing at Poon Hill along with its 360 view I realized how such a remote location can be so perfect. I will go for ABC trek after my full recovery and again choose Boundless Adventure for my trekking partner.

Stavros Papadopoulos, France

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Poon Hill trek
Hamid Das

I had an amazing time in the Annapurna region this year. It was my birthday, and my wife and I decided to go on a holiday and create memories together. Due to my busy schedule, I had only one week. Thanks to Boundless Adventure for suggesting a short Annapurna trek and managing everything on our behalf. The trek was the perfect combination of nature’s beauty and cultural beauty that enchanted our souls. Each step on the trek provides visual pleasure for our eyes.

Fresh mountain air and the sound of nearby waterfalls provide a unique feeling of peace. After getting to the Poon hilltop, we felt a sense of accomplishment. The sun’s rays over the tip of the mountain were nothing short of magical. I must recommend the trek and trekking agency, Boundless Adventure.

Hamid Das, India

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Short Annapurna Trekking Trails

I chose a short Annapurna trekking trail

I’m a nature lover and always want to explore the beauty of the natural world. It was my first time in Nepal, so I chose a short Annapurna trekking trail. I found Boundless Adventure on Google and saw good reviews, so I chose them for my trip. When I messaged them on WhatsApp, they responded quickly and provided me with details of the trip in a kind manner.

Also, they managed my overall logistics so smoothly and perfectly. I was alone, but they mixed with me in other groups, and I got to make new friends as well. The trek was exceptional. Walking through the forest, crossing rivers, and passing through charming villages, I feel connected to the natural world in a deep way.

The incredible views of the Annapurna range, with its snow-capped peaks shining in the sunlight, left me thrilled. All thanks to Boundless Adventure for their best service and my care throughout the journey.

Luca, America

( 78)
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