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
- Water bottle
- Trekking poles
- 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
- 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.