Through Out The Year
Kathmandu or Pokhara
- Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) at the same time
- Annapurna Sanctuary (ACAP) for biodiversity
- Gurung and Magar lifestyle, culture and tradition
- Short trek at reasonable cost
- Suitable for even the novice trekkers
- Exploration of the Lake City Pokhara
6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the shortest treks in the popular Annapurna region. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) stands at the top position among the international trekkers. It is so because Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) was the first 8,000m+ peak scaled by human beings in the world. The French climbers Louis Lachenal and Maurice Herzog reached the Annapurna Summit on 3 June 1950.
It is one of the 6 days treks in Nepal packages most appropriate for the avid trekkers having a short time for Nepal. However, it rewards you with all the natural and cultural beauties that you get in 2 weeks and more.
Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). It is the first and largest conservation area of Nepal established in 1986 to preserve biodiversity and promote tourism as well.
Also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, you will have glimpses of some of the birds and animals during this trek. Making 6 days Annapurna Base Camp trek in spring is the best way to witness the colorful rhododendron flowers blossoming at the fullest.
You can do this trek at all times of the year. Nevertheless, the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp trek is spring and autumn.
In addition, you can see the cultural and linguistic variety in the Annapurna region making it a garden of different flowers. The dominant ethnic communities are Gurung and Magar. The authentic lifestyle, culture, and tradition of Gurung and Magar can be experienced during this trek.
Homestay facilities of these cultural villages let you taste their typical food and watch their cultural performance. As this region stands like a showcase of culture, nature and adventure, Annapurna Base Camp package is the first choice of the trekkers!
The Himalayas saw during 6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Hiunchuli (6,441m), South Annapurna (7,219m), Annapurna I (7,219m), Annapurna III (7,219m), Tent Peak/ Tharpu Chuli (5,665m), Singu Chuli/Fluted Peak (6,501m), Gangapurna (7,544m), Gandharwa Chuli (6,248m), Machhapuchhre /Fishtail (6,997m) and Mardi Himal (5,553m).
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost
6 days Annapurna Base Camp trek cost comes to be lower than the other Annapurna Base Camp package. It is so because it has a shorter itinerary than other packages. Duration of the trek is one of the most responsible factors to increase or decrease the overall cost of any tour or trek.
Due to the limited duration, you don’t have to spend much on food and accommodation services as well. For the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you don’t require any special permit by paying extra charges. Only ACAP Entry Permit and TIMS Card are the documents necessary for this trek.
Moreover, the Annapurna Base Camp trek for 6 days is a teahouse trekking which costs lower than camping trekking.
But the cost of 6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary from Kathmandu comes to be higher as you have to use domestic flight service.
Annapurna Base Camp trek cost can be further minimized by choosing Annapurna Base Camp trek 4 days package. If you want Annapurna Base Camp helicopter return service, Nepal Trekking Routes is ready to manage this as well.
Some Trek Difficulty during 6 days ABC Trip
The total Annapurna Base Camp Trek length is 115 kilometers starting from Nayapul Pokhara. Covering the given distance in 6 days increases Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty.
You have to walk for about 5/6 hours every day along the rugged trails through the dense forests. Nonetheless, the trails you follow during 6 day Annapurna Base Camp trek are really well maintained and comfortable. Some sections around Deurali and MBC are difficult as they are avalanche-prone zones. You must cross such risky sections quite faster. However, even beginner trekkers who have physical fitness and mental readiness can do this trek successfully.
Availability of teahouses or lodges or hotels also plays a vital role in determining Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty. Don’t worry about this as the Annapurna Base Camp trek route is popular for quality teahouses serving you a large number of food items. It is completely a teahouse trekking in Nepal; however, if you want, Nepal Trekking Routes arranges camping trekking as well.
Altitude gain during this trek is the only factor making this trek more difficult. Right from the second day, you begin traversing above 2,500m that means there is a possibility for altitude sickness. But, don’t worry as you will walk and spend the nights above the given altitude just for 3 days. The highest altitude to reach is Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). As the trekking hours are not much longer, you can pause in the middle of the trip at regular intervals.
In case of altitude sickness, don’t forget to:
- Have enough water, food, and sleep.
- Keep Diamox Oral in your backpack.
- Walking with the slow paces.
- Report to the team leader as soon as you feel uneasy.
- Walk close to the fellow trekkers and the team leader
ABC Trek Route during 6 days Trip
ABC trek route begins from Nayapul of the Lake City Pokhara after 2 hours’ drive from the hotel. Then, you move further following the Modi Khola banks towards Jhinu Danda. Enjoying the bath in natural hot springs, you continue towards Deurali nearby Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC: 3,700m).
Crossing the avalanche-prone section, you enter into Annapurna Sanctuary where you will sight some birds and animals. You spend some time at MBC by observing the splendid view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m).
Then, you trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) by traversing along the steep and slippery trails. Enjoying the sunrise view of the snowcapped peaks of Annapurna Massif, you begin the retreat journey. You stop the next day at Sinuwa Danda and then, travel to Pokhara by walking up to Nayapul.
6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary from Kathmandu
Day 01: Kathmandu to Chhomrong via Pokhara then Nayapul
Altitude: 1,350m, 2,140m, 950m & 1,110m
Travel duration: 30 Minutes Flight + 2 Hours Drive + 4/5 Hours Trek
Day 02: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel
Travel Duration: 7/8 Hours Trek
Day 03: Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Altitude: 4,130m & 3,700m
Travel Duration: 7/8 Hours Trek
Day 04: Annapurna Base Camp to Jhinu Danda via Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Altitude: 4,130m, 1,780m & 3,700m
Travel Duration: 8/9 Hours Trek
Day 05: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara via Siwa
Altitude: 1,780m, 950m & 1,230m
Travel Duration: 3/4 Hours Trek + 2 Hours Drive
Day 06: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Altitude: 950m & 1,350m
Travel Duration: 6/7 Hours Drive
Altitude: 950m, 1,760m & 1,110m
Travel Duration: 2 Hours Drive + 5/6 Hours Trek
This is the first day of your 6 days Annapurna Base Camp trek. So, you begin the trip by bus or private vehicle up to Nayapul. From your hotel, it takes nearly 2 hours to reach Nayapul, the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trek.
From Nayapul, you walk along the Modi Khola banks and then the dense forests of ACAP. Then, you reach Birethanti Village where your trekking permits are checked at the ACAP entry point.
Moving across the ethnic villages of Gurung and Magar communities, you continue the trip. The scenery of the Himalayas, green forests and diverse landscapes makes the walk more interesting.
By crossing the gorge of the Modi Khola, you reach Jhinu Danda in about 5/6 hours. Besides the wonderful lifestyle, culture and tradition, Jhinu Danda is famous for the natural hot waterfalls. To get rid of the travel fatigue, take a hot bath, which also heals any skin diseases according to the native people.
Day 02: Jhinu Danda to Bamboo
Altitude: 1,760m & 2,600m
Travel Duration: 5/6 Hours Trek
You begin today’s trek after having breakfast by following the Modi Khola banks in the beginning. Then, you go across a suspension bridge and dense forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron. If you make Annapurna Base Camp short trek in spring, the colourful rhododendron flowers beautify the entire region.
Witnessing the amazing view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna and many more, you walk across the Chhomrong Khola. Then, you reach one of the most beautiful Gurung villages of Annapurna Region. Many Annapurna Base Camp trekkers spend night over here. The village provides homestay facilities to the trekkers and perform cultural shows to entertain them in the evening. The trend of welcome farewell of this cultural village is really unique!
Leaving Chhomrong Village, you move ahead towards Sinuwa and Khuldighar Village situated amidst the dense forests. Finally, you wrap up the travel at Bamboo Village. As the name suggests, this village is located in the middle of the bamboo forests, the ultimate food of red pandas. Therefore, you might sight some birds and animals while moving along the trekking route.
Altitude: 2,600m & 3,194m
Travel Duration: 5/6 Hours Trek
The trail today is quite steep and slippery, so you must be very careful while traversing. By crossing the dense bamboo forests, you reach Dobhan. From here, following the steep trail through the forested land, you reach Himalaya Hotel. Many trekkers make this Himalaya Hotel a overnight stop.
Moving ahead through the steep track, you reach Hinku Cave. As it lies in the ancient salt trading route between Tibet and Annapurna region, Hinku Cave used to be an important stop. The travellers used to shelter into the cave to protect themselves from rain and sun.
Then, you walk across an avalanche prone zone and reach Deurali by witnessing a few natural waterfalls. Deurali is a beautiful fertile valley that serves you with the brilliant view of the Himalayas, forests and snaky landscapes.
Altitude: 2,600m, 4,130m & 3,700m
Travel Duration: 6/7 Hours Trek
Today is one of the longest trekking days, so have your breakfast so that you can cover the distance.
Traversing along the stone staircases, you reach Bagar, which is another avalanche prone area. Then, you enter into Annapurna Sanctuary and then reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m).
The base camp of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) is one of the major highlights of 6 days Annapurna Base Camp. From here, Mt. Machhapuchhre and other soaring peaks look incredible that it is sometimes called a piece of heaven on Earth!
Plan to have your lunch here as it is one of the rarest experiences one gets in a lifetime! Then, by scaling the steep trail that penetrates through Annapurna Sanctuary, you end up at Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m).
The trek rewards you with the scenery of lush forests, glaciers and moraines as well as Annapurna Himalayan Range. The appearance of Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Tharpu Chuli, Gangapurna, and many more makes the trip more memorable!
Taste the local food items enjoying the enchanting view of the snowcapped peaks of Annapurna region! Talk to the local people to know more about their unique lifestyle, culture and tradition! You also meet many international trekkers to and from Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Altutude: 4,130m & 2,360m
Travel Duration: 5/6 Hours Trek
Enjoy the sunrise view of the Annapurna Massif and other peaks while having breakfast. Then, you begin the retreat journey along the sloppy trail that follows the Modi Khola banks. By crossing a few suspension bridges, steep staircases and gorges, you arrive in Sinuwa Danda. It is a beautiful hamlet populated by the Gurung and Magar ethnic communities.
Take a stroll around this mountain villages to get more insights of rural lifestyle, culture and tradition. You might meet some old pensioners who served in the British and Indian Armies, so known as the Brave Gurkhas. They might narrate you some interesting stories behind their professional and personal lives.
Altitude: 2,360m, 950m & 1,340m
Travel Hours: 4/5 Hours Trek + 2 Hours Drive
Today is the last day of 6 days Annapurna Base Camp trek and you begin it by trekking and then, driving. Following the trail that runs through the dense forests of Annapurna Conservation Area Project and the Modi Khola banks, you continue up to Nayapul. Nayapul is the beginning and ending of short Annapurna Base Camp trek.
From here, you ride on a vehicle: either a public bus or a private jeep to reach to Pokhara. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the leisure time, you can explore the major touristic centers of the Lake City Pokhara. Don’t forget to experience the nightlife around the Lakeside! Now, it is time for celebration for in less than a week, you have done Annapurna Base Camp trek!
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek with breakfast Lunch and Dinner.
- Farewell dinners with cultural program.
- All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
- All government and local taxes.
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- City sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance.
- Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is a free individual trekking (FIT) region. It means that you don’t need any special permit for ding this trip. You need i) TIMS Card, and ii) Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit. These permits are checked at different entry points of ACAP.
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