Nepal is in the bucket list of ever keen travelers and trekkers. The main reason behind it is the majestic ranges of high mountains and peaks. After all, Nepal inhouses eight out of fourteen topmost mountains (>8000m) in the world.
Amongst all, Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. It is the journey that mingles the varied landscapes that are underneath the mighty snowy peaks of the Annapurna range. You will truly witness the endless beauty of the whole region.
Walking through narrow lanes, deep wild woods, and thirst-quenching cascades, you will explore not only serene and tranquil environment but also the craving wild feat within.
Within its exhilarating vicinity, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek will give you an unforgettable experience.
And guess what, ABC trek is now possible within 6 Days? Wonderful, isn’t it?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 6 Days is all about exploring Annapurna Region within such a short period. So, if you have a shortage of time while trekking in Nepal, you can opt for this choice. These 6 days of ABC trek will make you feel alive in every way possible.
Table of Contents
- Spectacular and close view of Annapurna Ranges including Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.
- Explore two base camps; MBC & ABC in a single visit
- Refreshing hot springs at Jhinu Danda
- Exotic flora and fauna
- Kali Gandaki is the deepest gorge
- Immerse in the lifestyle and traditions of ethnic locals; Magar and Gurung
- Visit ancient monasteries and museum on the way
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map Route
Multiple routes take you to ABC. Your itinerary depends on the route you prefer to trek. However, the trail can go straight to the Base Camp or even detour to mini-treks like Ghandruk and Ghorepani Poon Hill.
But as this part of the trek includes 6 days, there aren’t such complements.
Your journey starts from Jhinu Danda and ends at Sinuwa Danda. In the very fourth day, you reach Annapurna Base Camp Height, at 4130 meters. You also pass through lovely spots like Bamboo, Deurali, MBC, and Sinuwa itself.
Here is the detailed itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 6 Days.
Detailed Itinerary of 6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Jhinu Danda
Max. Altitude: 1,110m (Nayapul), 1,760m (Jhinu Danda)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours + 2 hours of drive
Your journey starts today with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The drive will be about two hours. Nayapul is the starting point of the trek. You begin your trek towards the entrance spot; Birethanti village. Birethanti is also the checkpoint for your trek permit and TIMS card.
Completing the formalities, you continue your trek. You gradually start ascending upwards following the river bank and local settlements. The villages are full of beautiful scenery, unique lifestyle, and traditions. The major tribes you meet are Gurung and Magar.
Crossing Modi Khola comes an uphill gorge which you pass. Finally, you reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is the refreshing spot to begin your trek. You can enjoy the soothing bath at natural hot springs. You can also explore the awesome surroundings around Jhinu.
Day 02: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Bamboo
Max. Altitude: 2,600m, Bamboo
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
After having breakfast, you will ascend via stone staircase. You will cross the river swaying on a long suspension bridge. Then, you pass through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. In spring, the blooming flora makes the trails dreamy and colorful. Beside is the magnificent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Gangapurna.
Crossing Chhomrong Khola, you will reach the beautiful village of Chhomrong. Then, you will reach Sinuwa where you’ll have lunch. Walking through the forest trails for few hours and passing Khuldighar village, you will reach Bamboo.
Day 03:Trek from Bamboo to Deurali
Max. Altitude: 3,194m, Bamboo
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Leaving Bamboo, you head towards long, steep, and slippery stone staircase. The whole day is a complete uphill where you pass villages like Dovan and Himalaya.
At the start, your walk passes through stairs within bamboo forest. The environment is damp and cool before you reach Dovan. You will have your lunch at Dovan and continue the ascent. The steep stairs then lead you to Hotel Himalaya. Then, the forest opens up and you spot Hinku cave.
Afterwards, your trek will take you to avalanche chutes full of waterfalls. Climbing the next, you will reach Deurali. Deurali is a magical valley where you witness stunning mountain vistas, rivers, cliffs, waterfalls, vegetation, and flora & fauna.
Day 04: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Max. Altitude: 4,130m (Annapurna Base Camp), 3,700m (Machhapuchhre Base Camp)
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours
Here comes the ultimate, exciting yet hardest day of your trek. You will have an early breakfast at the teahouse. Then begins the climb through stone staircase once again. You pass through Bagar, another avalanche chute.
As you climb up the breathtaking Himalayan peaks becomes closer and more beautiful. Within 3-4 hours, you will reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is one of the major highlights of ABC.In a phrase, MBC is a piece of heaven. Fishtail appears so appealing and the surroundings scenery looks outstanding.
This is a truly blissful moment as you get to visit two base camps in one trip. After your lunch, the trails take you to Annapurna Base Camp. The icy glaciers, moraines, and panoramic mountains welcome you.
This wondrous journey takes you to the serene landscapes, lush forests, and astounding Annapurna Range including Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Tharpu Chuli, Gangapurna, etc. Along with, you immerse into the unique lifestyle of the locals. This is the day you feel most alive!
Day 05: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa Danda
Max. Altitude: 2,360m, Sinuwa Danda
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
You are at the phenomenal altitude of 4,130 meters witnessing the apical peaks. You definitely can’t miss the glowing sunrise over the spectacular mountains. That is a true mesmerizing scenery that gives you a heavenly experience.
After capturing memorable moments at the top, the descent begins. While you retrace your steps, you again cross Modi Khola and climb down numerous steep stairs & gorges. Enjoying the natural beauties, you will spend the night at Sinuwa Danda. Sinuwa is another beautiful settlement of ethnic Gurung and Magar.
Day 06: Trek from Sinuwa Danda to New Bridge and Drive to Pokhara
Max. Altitude: 1,340m (New Bridge), 950m (Pokhara)
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours + 3-4 hours of drive
Here comes the last day of 6 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek. Starting your journey through awesome trails, you will walk for 4-5 hours. Upon reaching New Bridge below Jhinu Danda, the jeep will be waiting for you. After having lunch at New Bridge, you will take a short and scenic drive.
After 4 hours, you will reach Pokhara, a famous tourist hub. Your remaining time is leisure. Either you can relax or you can explore your surroundings. The famous Lakeside area is perfect spot to hang around. You can do boating, kayaking, cycling, and rowing there. Also, there are numerous clubs, pubs, and restaurants. You can have the pick for celebrating your amazing journey.
Another Itinerary: From Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then Drive to Ghandruk Village by jeep
Day 02: Trekking from Ghandruk to Chomrong to Lower Sinuwa to Upper Sinuwa
Day 03: Trek from Upper Sinuwa to bamboo to Dovan to Deurali
Day 04: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapurchhre Base Camp
Day 05: Helicopter Ride from ABC to Pokhara
Day 06: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu
ABC Trek Map
This map is designed for Standard Annapurna base camp trek. However, you can take the idea of places you pass through during the trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Weather
Weather is always unpredictable at such altitudes. The temperature, humidity varies depending on the seasons. Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done in any season. And every season has its perks.
However, Autumn (September-November) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for ABC trek. Weather is warm and dry. The skies are clear and sunny. There might be a couple of clouds in the evening but it will not obstruct the view. Mother nature blooms in its true color giving you the spectacular scenery.
It is really important to be updated and well-prepared for Annapurna Base Camp weather before or while on the trek. Having a proper packing list also help for coping with the weather. As you’ll trek only for 6 days, carry basic stuff only. Following are the things you shouldn’t miss out at all:
- A duffel lightweight backpack (40-45L) with back support, velcro straps, and proper compartments
- Waterproof trekking boots with good ventilation, ankle support, and properly broken-in
- Lightweight sleeping bag for being on the safe side
- Rainproof and Windproof Down Jacket with good down-fill quality
- Priority list including Solar chargers, spare batteries, trousers, sunscreen, sunhats, sunglasses, gloves, fleece, water bottles, toiletries, necessary medicines and basic aid
Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days Costs
This part is difficult to determine exactly as the cost will depend on various aspects like “how will you go”, “which time of the year”. It also matters who do buy the trekking package from i.e travel agent or local trekking agency or online group travel.
However, the local trekking agency is the best pick as they are the expert and arrange the trip in better and economical way.
On average, Annapurna Base Camp 6 days costs will range from 500-700 USD per person. However, the cost will also depend on the packages you choose.
The cost includes trekking food & accommodation, fees of guide and porters, trekking permits, transportation charges, government taxes and company trekking charge.
Breaking down the budget, cost of guide is USD 30-40 per day while the porter charges USD 20-30/day. Regarding accommodation, lodges/teahouses prices vary from USD 5 -15 per night. This also depends upon teahouses’ quality. Miscellanous services like hot showers, hot water, charging fees, wifi might cost you from USD 2-5 per use.
Regarding the meal, the prices vary. Regular dal bhat might cost from USD 2-9 depending on the altitude. Likewise, the cost of Annapurna Base Camp permits; Annapurna Conservation permits costs USD 30 while a TIMS card cost USD 20.
Contact us for more details, we will provide the best price with a customized itinerary that you choose.
Annapurna Base Camp Difficulty
Trekking on such high altitude for 6 days straight is not a joke. If you are an experienced ones, you may know about the possible difficulties.
But, if you are an amateur, you need to be aware of the following points during 6 Days Annapurna Base Camp:
Oxygen gets thinner as high altitudes and you might have breathing problems. Research about symptoms and preventive measures of altitude sickness earlier. Keep yourself hydrated, maintain pace and take proper care. If you get any difficulty in trekking, take immediate actions.
Length of the Trek:
As the whole trek covers the length of 115 kilometers, you will be walking 6-7 hours for a total of six days. This is not an easy thing. So, you’ve got to be mentally as well as physically well-prepared.
Weather and Temperature:
These two are very important factors for this trek. As the weather is unpredictable at such altitudes to reduce the difficulty, choose the suitable weather/seasons like Autumn and Spring. However, trekking in ABC is possible throughout the year. And every season has its perks.
Budget Management, Food and Accommodation:
The prices keeps on increasing with the elevation. But the services at higher altitudes regarding food and accommodation might be not as expected. Thus, you should be quite compromising and also brings some extra cash for emergency.
6 Days Annapurna Base Camp; these six days are going to be the best days as you walk through dense rhododendron fields, gorges, variety of glaciers, lakes witnessing apical peaks. You also immerse yourself in the unique lifestyle and tradition of ethnic locals like Gurung, Magar, and Thakalis.
Every adventure lover always craves for the intense adventure wherever they go. And there could not be a better option than Annapurna Base Camp for that.
Because, you begin your exhilarating journey along the narrow lanes & wild woods, to explore the wildest part of mother nature. And within the serene and tranquil vicinity, you will discover Annapurna’s iconic beauty and the ultimate adventure.
At last, this itinerary is not a fixed one. We are very flexible with any of your suggestions and recommendations. So if you wish, we can adjust more details as per your convenience. We operate convenient services and provide best quality in everything. As all our packages are carefully designed, it secures your safety in every way.