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    Nepal
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    Moderate
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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Private Transport
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
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    Group Size: 1-16 Pax
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    4130m

About 6 Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

6 day Annapurna base camp trip is the shortest itinerary that takes you from Pokhara to the famous mountain base camp and brings you back to Pokhara. It is a rapid Annapurna base camp trek, so rather than making a circle through the Ghorepani Poon hill route, you trek straight up to the base camp and return the same way.

This Annapurna base camp is also known as the Annapurna sanctuary trek. It takes 10 days if you go through the Ghorepani Poon hill route, which is a regular ABC trekking package. Rapid Annapurna base camp trekking trip begins from Jhinu Danda after driving a few hours from Pokhara. This short Annapurna base camp trek is a perfect practice trip for longer and higher elevated treks such as the Everest base camp trek.

This 6 day ABC trek goes through traditional villages and densely forested routes following the Modi river after getting off from the car before reaching the Annapurna base camp. You will see and feel that it is a great combination of comely nature and culture. So, it can be a lifetime memorable mountain trip for you in Nepal.

If you would like to have a thrilling mountain adventure experience without spending weeks upon weeks on a trek, our popular 6 day ABC trek might be one of the best options for you.

You will have an opportunity to see some of the high snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna south (7,219m), Hiuchuli (6,441m), Machhapuchchhre (6,993m), Gangapurna (7,445m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Gandrbha Chuli (6,248m) and more including the Annapurna I (8,091m) from this trek. Our 6 day Annapurna base camp trek takes you very close to these high mountains within a few days of walking from a beautiful lake city Pokhara.

Besides these attractive high mountains, the green nature, rivers, waterfalls, rice fields, natural hot springs and lifestyle of ethnic Gurung people infatuate you during this six-day ABC trek.

Our six-day Annapurna sanctuary trek leads you through the Annapurna conservation area, where you can see some wild animals like barking deer, Himalayan Langur (grey monkey) and other with lots of different types of birds. Annapurna base camp region is also a sacred zone, so you can see some temples and shrines along the way. Taking other meat rather than a goat in this region is strictly prohibited after the Bamboo village. Also, the ABC region has a special management system, so they are controlling plastic. They do not sell bottled water and sell boiled filter water after Sinuwa.

This short and comfortable 6 day ABC trek offers you the spirit of adventure without any difficulties. Frolic Adventure arrange everything upon your arrival in Kathmandu and takes you to Pokhara and then to the Annapurna base camp. We arrange all the necessary things for this trek such as a trekking guide, porter, accommodation transportation, permits and more.

What to Pack for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

It is a short trek, so you do not need to pack lots of gear but of course! you need to pack warm clothes. If you are on a trek from December to February, you need to have extra warm clothing and do not forget to take rain gear with you. Check here the things to bring for this short Annapurna sanctuary trek.

  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • 2 trekking shirts (long and short according to the temperature)
  • Fleece jacket or wind stopper
  • Down jacket
  • Warm gloves
  • Thermal layers
  • 2 Trekking trousers (zip-off recommended)
  • Windproof trouser
  • 3 pairs of trekking socks
  • Quality trekking boots
  • Sports shoes and water sandals
  • Ruksack or duffel bag
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer cream
  • Toilet rolls
  • Wet napkins
  • Swimming costume
  • Lightweight quick drier towel
  • Gaiters (if you are on a trek from November to March)
  • Rain gear
  • Powerbank for battery charging
  • Extra camera battery
  • Multi-use power socket
  • Flashlight
  • Sleeping bag and earplugs
  • First-Aid kit and toiletries
  • Plastic bags for wet clothes and dirty socks

About Lodge, Food and Drink During ABC Trek

There are somewhat lodges along the Annapurna base camp trekking trail. You reach Chhomrong on the first day after getting off from the car in Jhinu. Chhomrong is a big village, so you get accommodation easily on the first day. After that, you go to Himalaya Hotel crossing Sinuwa, Bamboo and Dovan.

There are limited lodges after you cross Chhomrong village. So, if you are a solo trekker, you probably need to share accommodation in these areas during the busiest times like in October, November, March and April. The rooms are clean with comfortable beds in the guesthouses. Every guesthouse keeps one quilt and pillow on each bed, but you need to bring a sleeping bag with you for the trek.

For the food, you will have a food menu in the lodge where you stay. You can order the foods from the menu with western and local food items. It means you do not have to stay with local dishes during this 6 day ABC trek all the time. It is a sacred region, so they do not have meat items on their food menu after Sinuwa until the base camp.

The Annapurna base camp trekking region has a special management system, so they are controlling plastic. You can not buy bottled water during this six-day ABC trek after Chhomrong. The guesthouses sell boiled and filtered water that you can fill in your bottle and it costs 100 to 200 NPR.

 

Highlights of 6 Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Adventurous scenic drive through hillside road from Pokhara to Jhinu Danda
  • Visit the beautiful lake city Pokhara and observe the towering high Annapurna Himalaya reflected in tranquil Fewa lake
  • Exploring the culture and lifestyle of Gurung people (brave Gurkha)
  • Revel in sunset and sunrise on the mighty Annapurna Himalaya from the base camp
  • Seeing a big Annapurna glacier from a close distance
  • A relaxing soak in a natural hot pond in Jhinu Danda
  • Walking through the dense forest through the Modi river, see wild animals, waterfalls and more

Cost Details

  • Private Jeep/sharing from Pokhara to Jhinu and back to Pokhara after the trek
  • Government license holder English-speaking guide
  • Porter to carry your trekking gear (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner), a cup of hot tea or coffee with breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • Trekking entry permits and all necessary fees in the mountain
  • Salary, food, transport, and insurance for guide and porter
  • Arrangement of an emergency helicopter service (if needed) which will be paid for by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket (if you do not have yours)
  • All government taxes (GST) and stationery expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport (Kathmandu).
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in the cities of Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
03 Dec, 2022 - 08 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
04 Dec, 2022 - 09 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
05 Dec, 2022 - 10 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
06 Dec, 2022 - 11 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
07 Dec, 2022 - 12 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
08 Dec, 2022 - 13 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
09 Dec, 2022 - 14 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
10 Dec, 2022 - 15 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
11 Dec, 2022 - 16 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
12 Dec, 2022 - 17 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
13 Dec, 2022 - 18 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
14 Dec, 2022 - 19 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
15 Dec, 2022 - 20 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
16 Dec, 2022 - 21 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
17 Dec, 2022 - 22 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
18 Dec, 2022 - 23 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
19 Dec, 2022 - 24 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550
20 Dec, 2022 - 25 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$550

Useful Info

What Makes 6 Day ABC Trek Difficult?

Most people finish the Annapurna base camp trek in 10 days. 6 day ABC trek is of course rapid trekking, so it might have some difficulties. What should be the difficulties that you may face during the trek? Check them below:

Altitude Sickness

This rapid Annapurna base camp trekking goes directly from 820m to above 2000m, then treks to the base camp in two days. Going rapidly to a higher elevation might be a cause of getting altitude sickness. It won’t be a problem for everyone, but it can be difficult for some trekkers.

Long Trekking Camps

You will have to rush to complete the trek in 6 days, so you need to walk a long trekking camp on this trip. A long trekking day can make you tired and maybe cause of getting altitude sickness. You will have 2 long trekking camps from Chhomrong to Himalaya and Himalaya to ABC on the way up but coming back will be easier.

Share Accommodation With Others

If you are at the beginning or the end of the high trekking season, you can get private accommodations on the trek, but sometimes, you might need to share accommodations with others because of the high trekker flow for a few nights in the higher regions.

How to Make a Succesful Trek?

Most trekkers are worried before going to the mountain region, so you also can be one of them. Of course! journey to the Himalayas is not a piece of cake and usually has some difficulties. So, how to handle the difficulties and make a successful trek? Check some tips about 6 day ABC trek here:

  • Walk slowly with enough breaks along the way
  • Drink plenty of clean water and fluids
  • Do not try to go to higher elevation if you are strongly suffering from altitude symptoms
  • The trails are slippery and narrow somewhere, so walk carefully
  • Place yourself in a safe zone if you meet mules and porters with loads on the way
  • Start walking early in the morning rather than being in a rush
  • Take it easy to share accommodation with other people if you are a solo trekker or go on a trek with friends

6 Day ABC Trek FAQs

Is it possible to finish the Annapurna base camp trek in 5 days?

Yes, you can but you will be in hurry and miss the hot spring if you would like to do this trek in 5 days.

How dangerous is the Annapurna base camp trekking?

Basically, it is not a dangerous trekking route, but if you are on a trek during monsoon, winter and early spring, you need to walk carefully. The trail in monsoon gets wet and slippery and other times might suffer from heavy snowfall and stuck somewhere. Also, there might be avalanches sometimes along the way.

When is the best time for a short Annapurna base camp trek?

October to December and March to May are the best times for this short Annapurna base camp trek.

How much does it cost for a short ABC trek?

The cost can be different as service inclusion. It costs more expensive for a single person compared to a group trekker. Please contact us for detailed information about the cost.

Do I have to hire a guide for the Annapurna base camp trek?

It is not mandatory, but it is suggested to hire a guide and a porter for the trek.

How are the toilets and showers in the ABC trekking route?

There are squat toilets in the guesthouses and they provide gas showers in most places.

What type of food is available in the Annapurna base camp trek?

You will have a food menu with local and western food items, so you can choose anything from the menu. They make a delicious pizza in the Annapurna base camp route.

Where can I hire a guide and porter for the ABC trek?

You need to hire from Kathmandu or Pokhara but you can not find any guide and porter after Pokhara.

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