Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 6 Days

Duration: 6 Days


  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4,130m. | 13,553ft.
  • Trip Start and End Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Best Season Autumn and Spring


  • A Chance to Immerse yourself in Gurung and Magar Culture along the way
  • Experience a diverse landscape, from the lush forest, terraced Fields, Barren landscape with snow-capped peaks, and glacier waterfalls/ Moraines.
  • Experiencing the best view of one of the tallest mountains in the world (Mt. Annapurna) just at a low altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet)  
  • Encounter with elusive wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr, Danphe, Tibetan fox, blue sheep
  • A natural hot spring for therapeutic relief of the built-up Fatigue of the journey in Jhinu.
  • The magnificent view of Machhapuchhre(Fishtail Mountain) (6,993 meters |22,943 feet), Hiunchuli, Annapurna Mountain Chain, Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters |26,795 feet), Gangapurna (7,455 meters |24,457 feet), and Tharpu Chuli (5,663 meters |18,579 feet).

The 6 Days Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately difficult but ultimately popular trail. This hike gives you a chance to deeply dive into the nature and the culture of the Gurung and Magar community at a relatively lower cost.

This journey takes you through the Machhapuchhre base camp (3,700 m |12,139 feet) to reach ABC. Throughout the hiking trail, travelers will pass by dense forests of Jhinu, Bamboo, and Deurali.

This route is not so hard to walk through. However, the high hills of the Mahabharat range have many ups and downs. Along with that, you will cross through several suspension bridges that seem risky to cross but are not.

The Annapurna Base Camp is the main highlight of the trek, situated in the Annapurna Valley at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet). Spending a night at the base camp is included in the itinerary. This allows you to witness the sunrise over the Annapurna Range. 

The panoramic view from the base camp includes Annapurna I (8,091 meters |26,545 feet), Annapurna II, Annapurna South (7,219 meters| 23,684 feet), Fishtail (6,993m. | 22,943ft.), Dhaulagiri 8,167m. | 26,795ft.), Ganagapurna, and many other peaks.

Best Time for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Best time for the 6-day-long Annapurna Base camp trek is Spring (March-June) and Autumn (September-December).

In Spring, you'll see lush red forests filled with rhododendrons, and the skies are clear after winter's passing.

Autumn, too, offers a unique experience, with vibrant but not barren landscapes. One can also immerse oneself in the region's rich culture, as many festivals occur during this time.

It's worth noting that ABC is also considered aMonsoon Trekas well. This makes it an ideal destination for adventurers seeking to embark on expeditions during their vacation, as the trail features stairs throughout the journey.

6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Is It Right for Me?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary 6 Days is a short trail. This is a moderately difficult trek. The maximum altitude of this hike is (4,130m. | 13,553ft.)

In 6 days of this journey, you will be able to witness the mixture of Culture in nature. If you have an average physical capability, this short trek is the right choice. The Himalayan adventure this walk provides is one of the most amazing considering the brief length of the travel.

Beyond the scenic beauty and trekking experience, this adventure will be further enriched by your interactions with the people of the Annapurna region. This is particularly noteworthy due to the culinary aspect, as the abundance of resources at lower altitudes (Annapurna Base Camp is one of the lowest-altitude treks in Nepal) allows for exceptional mountain cuisine that surpasses other regions in the country. The availability of food and fuel in the area ensures a good mountain culinary experience for hikers.
This journey is one of a kind which gives you more experience at a comparatively lower price.

Permits and Guides for Short ABC Trek

Typically a single permit is required, the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). The ACAP can be obtained and registered directly with the Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

The price of an Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit depends on your nationality:

Foreigners: $30

SAARC nationals: NPR 1,000 ($8)

However, it's important to note that the Tourism Board will not process the ACAP for individuals without a hired guide. Nepal has prohibited solo trekking for foreign visitors since April 2023. Therefore, before embarking on the trek, you need to have a guide from a traveling agency.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 6 Days: Cost Breakdown

The typical cost for a short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 6 day ranges from $450-$700 per person. This overall expense is influenced by factors such as the number of individuals, guides, porters, food, permits, and accommodations. 

This adventure is particularly noteworthy for its affordability, making it an ideal short trip for budget-conscious trekkers seeking a memorable experience. If you choose to hire only a guide and carry your gear, the cost can be further reduced throughout the journey.

Book This Trip

To reserve this Short Annapurna Trek for 2024, you can contact our team via WhatsApp at +977-9851083619 (Ram Krishna Timalsina) or email us at Alternatively, you can book the trip directly from our website. We are currently accepting last-minute bookings for the upcoming peak trekking season, and you can also book this adventure for the Spring/Autumn of 2024 or 2025


The following is the Itinerary for 6 Days of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

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After early breakfast, our guide will pick us up from our hotel. We will then drive away from Pokhara through Nayapul and Birethanti to reach the Gurung town, Siwai. We then begin our hike from Siwai, the route passes through Ghandruk, Kyuri Khola, and Kimrong Danda till we reach Chomrong. This will be the destination of nightstay for today.

On the 2nd day, we head upward toward Khuldighar. Khuldighar used to be the Annapurna Conservation area checkpoint. After passing Khuldighar, we follow the trail through the bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Himalaya. We will be staying in Himalaya for the night.

On the third day, we take the route which is covered in snow through Hinku, and Deurali, and pass Machhapuchhre Base camp. After crossing Machhapuchhre Base Camp we reach the Annapurna Base Camp. ABC presents you with the view of Annapurna I (8091m. | 26,545ft.), Khangsar Kang (4771m. | 15653ft.), Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machapuchare.

we will be staying in Annapurna Base Camp for the night

On the fourth day after staying in ABC, we head down the same route which goes to the bank of Modi Khola, and be on our way toward Bamboo. We will stay in Bamboo for the night.

On the 5th day, we hike upward to Sinuwa to reach Chomrong. After passing Chomrong we then move toward Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda has a natural hot spring, where we can relieve our fatigue of travel. We will stay in Jhinu for the night to relax our sore muscles after a therapeutic hot spring bath.

On the final day of the trek, we walk toward Nayapul by crossing Birethanti. After reaching Nayapul, we get on a vehicle and drive toward Pokhara where we will conclude our trekking.

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Cost Details


  • Shared tourist transfer to trekking starting point and Shared vehicle back to Pokhara after ending point. 
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced government-licensed guide.
  • Porter (1 for 2 trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map, cap, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit and oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS fee
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Snacks /Drinks/ hot shower and other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff 
  • Anything not mentioned in the cost Inclusion Section

Useful Info

Physical Requirements

This trek does not need strict requirements. Engaging in full-body exercise for a week or two before departure is recommended. Maintain a clean and healthy diet, avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption during this time. Although mountain sickness is less common on this route, it's essential to remain well-hydrated.

It's also important to pack clothing and gear suitable for both hot and cold weather conditions, as the trekking experience may vary depending on the situation. Be prepared to adapt to the changing environment and dress accordingly.

Food and Accommodation

ABC is near compared to any other mountain trek. The food and Accommodation facility is comparatively better due to easy reach. Though you can’t find any luxury items as you can enjoy the luxurious nature itself so, you won't need anything else. While you can only find mountain goat and sheep meat at ABC. it is recommended to enjoy vegetarian food while being on a hike to remain in your best condition.

Be aware that you cannot bring any kind of meat products like Chicken, Beef, or pork, once you enter the Annapurna Conservation area. 

Networks And Wifi

Concerning the details about networks and Wifi on Annapurna Base Camp, there is no wifi service after Chhomrong, but the mobile networks work.
While mobile networks cannot be used for accessing the Internet, there are some places where WIFi is provided. But, you will have to bear the cost yourself. Sometimes the mobile network too might not work so be prepared for that.

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