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Highlights of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 6 Days

  • 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

About Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 6 Days

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the shortest itinerary that takes you from Pokhara to the famous mountain base camp and returns to Pokhara. It is a rapid trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, 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. Going through the Ghorepani Poon hill route, a regular ABC Trekking package takes ten days. 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 more extended and higher-high 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 the car before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp. You will see and feel that it is an excellent combination of comely nature and culture. So, it can be a lifetime memorable mountain trip for you in Nepal.

If you want a thrilling mountain adventure experience without spending weeks upon weeks on a trek, our popular 6-Day ABC Trekking package might be one of the best options.

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 beautiful 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 mo, key), and others with lots of different types of birds. Annapurna Region is also a sacred zone, so you can see some temples and shrines along the way. Taking meat other than a goat in this region is strictly prohibited after the Bamboo village. Also, the ABC region has a unique management system, so they control 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 difficulties. Frolic Advenarrangesrange everything upon your arrival in Kathmandu and takes you to Pokhara and then to the Annapurna Base Camp. We arrange everything necessary for this Trek, such as a Trekking guide, porter, accommodation transportation, pe, permits, and more.

What to pack for This Short Trek?

It is a Short Trek, so you do not need to pack lots of gear, but of course! It would be best if you pack warm clothes. If you are on a trek from December to February, you must have extra warm clothing and do not forget to take rain gear. Check here the things to bring for This Short Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

  • Sun hat
  • Warm TwoTwoTwoTwoat
  • Two 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
  • Three 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 Short ABC Trek

There are somewhat lodges along the Short ABC Trekking trail. You reach Chhomrong on the first day after leaving the car in Jhinu. Chhomrong is a big village, so you get accommodation quickly on the first day. Afterward, 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 October, November, March, and April. The rooms are clean, with comfortable beds in the guesthouses. Every guesthouse has one quilt and pillow on each bed, but you must bring a sleeping bag 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 always remain with local dishes during this 5-Day Short ABC Trek. It is a sacred region, so they do not have meat items on their food menu after Sinuwa until the Base Camp.

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking region has a unique management system, so they control 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, costing 100 to 200 NPR.



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After breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, you start the trip around 8 am with a jeep drive to Jhinu today. You will drive through hillside roads seeing beautiful landscapes, mountains, farming terraces, rivers, waterfalls, and more.

After getting off the jeep, you walk about 15 minutes to the lodge to Jhinu and have lunch. And then trek to Chhomrong on a steep trail for another 2 to 2 hours and a half.

  • Meals: Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Chhomrong
  • Altitude: 2170m
  • Mode of Transportation: Private/Sharing jeep
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

The day begins with descending a trail through the village, walking on the stone steps today. After walking to the bottom of the village, you cross a suspension bridge and ascend another hour and a half to Sinuwa. You enter the forests after Sinuwa, reach Bamboo in a 2 hours walk from Sinuwa and stop for lunch. Still, you have forests, another 2-3 hours to Himalaya from Bamboo, and see beautiful waterfalls and temples along the way.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Himalaya
  • Altitude: 2900m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

It is a special day because you are reaching the leading destination and will see amazing views. After walking for around 2 hrs, you reach Deurali, and the trail goes flat. The next place after Deurali is MBC; you will be above the tree line from here. You walk another two hours on a gradual ascend and flat trail to ABC after a lunch break in Machhapuchchhre base camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: ABC
  • Altitude: 4130m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

After enjoying the early morning views, you start walking back through the same way, passing Deurali, Himalaya, and Dovan to Bamboo. Today, the trail is just descending, So; you feel more comfortable walking.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Bamboo
  • Altitude: 2310m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

The day begins with ascending the trail and walking on stone steps in the morning today. You trek for around an hour and a half to 2 hrs to reach back Sinuwa and then walk down another hour to the bottom of Chhomrong village. Here, you start climbing on long stone steps through the village again for half an hour to 45 minutes and stop for lunch. You have a steep descending trail for 45 minutes to Jhinu Danda after Chhomrong. You can go for a hot spring after taking a short break at the guesthouse in Jhinu in the evening. 

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Jhinu Danda
  • Altitude: 1780m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

After breakfast, you walk about 15 minutes to the Jeep station from the guesthouse and then drive back to Pokhara. You will arrive in Pokhara for lunch and can celebrate the successful, beautiful mountain trip in the evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m
  • Mode of Transportation: Private/Sharing Jeep
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

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.


Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
02 Sep, 2024 - 07 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
05 Sep, 2024 - 10 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
07 Sep, 2024 - 12 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
09 Sep, 2024 - 14 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
11 Sep, 2024 - 16 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
13 Sep, 2024 - 18 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
15 Sep, 2024 - 20 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
17 Sep, 2024 - 22 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
19 Sep, 2024 - 24 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
21 Sep, 2024 - 26 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
23 Sep, 2024 - 28 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
25 Sep, 2024 - 30 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$550
27 Sep, 2024 - 02 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$550
29 Sep, 2024 - 04 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$550

Useful Info

What Makes 6-Day ABC Trek Difficult?

Most people finish the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 10 days. The 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 Short 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 must rush to complete the Trek in 6 Days, so you must walk a Long Trekking Camp on this trip. A Long Trekking day can make you tired and maybe cause of getting altitude sickness. On the way up, you will have two long trekking camps from Chhomrong to the Himalayas and ABC, but returning 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. Still, 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! A journey to the Himalayas is not a piece of cake and usually has some difficulties. So, how to handle the challenges and make a Successful Trek? Check some tips about the 6-Day ABC Trek here:

  • Stroll with enough breaks along the way
  • Drink plenty of clean water and fluids
  • Do not try to go to higher elevation if you are enormously 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 a hurry and miss the hot spring if you want to do this trek in 5 days.

How dangerous is the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

It is not a dangerous trekking route, but you must walk carefully if you are on a Trek during monsoon, winter, and early spring. The trail in monsoon gets wet and slippery, and other times might suffer from heavy snowfall and get 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 hiring a guide and a porter for the Trek is suggested.

How are the toilets and showers on the ABC Trekking route?

The guesthouses have squat toilets and 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 that you can choose anything from the menu. They make delicious pizza on 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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