Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 6 days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Best Season Sep - Nov and Mar - May
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 4130m.|13547ft.

Highlights

  • Embark on the fantastic natural diversity on Annapurna Base Camp Trail. 
  • Experience the short yet most fascinating route to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Venture out on the Annapurna Trail to partake in the unique natural diversity. 
  • Interact with the locals to gain a better understanding of their lives and culture.
  • Relish the Himalayas and the surrounding natural beauty.

A well-known experience that enthralls trekkers from all over the world is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal. Trekking to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, nestled at an impressive altitude of 4,130 meters, promises an enduring and extraordinary adventure. This iconic peak, Mt. Annapurna I, soaring to 8,091 meters is the world's tenth-highest summit.

Embark on the breathtaking Annapurna pathways and savor the incredible sweeping vistas along the trek as well as from the Annapurna Base Camp itself, where you can take in the magnificent panoramic views.

The walk loops through lush, rhododendron-adorned woodlands and charming terraced farmlands, offering unparalleled mountain views along the trail. You can experience the grandeur of gigantic mountains and learn about the intricate fabric of Nepalese culture during the 6-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

You will indeed feel like you are starting one of the most incredible excursions in the world as you start the ABC trek.

People and Culture 

Throughout the six-day hike to Annapurna Base Camp, we will come into contact with the most vibrant and beautiful local culture. The Local Gurung populace always holds its culture in high regard, and the welcoming approach of the inhabitants always enhances the area's beauty and restoration. If you want to, you may even participate in their culture; the locals will warmly accept your invitation and spend time with them.

Views during the 6-day Annapurna Base Camp trek

The enticing vistas of Nepal's mountainous regions during your journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara are the first and foremost sights you will take in throughout the short trek to Annapurna Base Camp. During the flight, you will receive spectacular views of Nepal's lush, charismatic elegance and far-off mountains. 

Trekking in the vicinity of the stunning mountain range, including Mt. Annapurna (8091m.|26545ft.), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.|26794ft.), Annapurna South (7219m.|23684ft.), Mt. Tharpu Chuli (5695m.|18684), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m.|21131ft.), Mt. Gangapurna (7454m.|24455ft.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m.|24786ft.) and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m.|22956ft.), offers awe-inspiring panoramic views. As you traverse through the picturesque landscapes of Chhomrong, Sinuwa, and Siwai, you'll be treated to exceptional scenery and lush natural greenery. Along the trails, you'll also have the opportunity to catch glimpses of the Modi River, the Seti River, and various other captivating attractions.

Getting Annapurna Sanctuary and away

It's more simpler to reach Annapurna Base Camp than you may assume. From the beginning to the completion of your trekking activities, Nepal Nirvana Trails will provide quick and perfect services. You may even modify your package to suit your needs and preferences. 

We will take an early-morning 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the first day of our trek to ensure that the weather is clear and that you can enjoy the magnificent mountain views from the aircraft itself. We will then begin our trek as soon as we land in Pokhara. When our hike for the day is finished, we'll drive to Siwai and hike to the Chhomrong. 

If we walk moderately, it will take us around 6-7 hours to walk from Chhomrong to the Himalayas on the second day. Some beginners may take longer than 7 hours to complete the queue while more fit climbers can reach the top even faster. The road is rough in most sections and well-paved in some places. It is a stroll while taking in the splendor of the Himalayas. 

The third day of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is a bit challenging as we are approaching Annapurna Base Camp. We will first approach the Machhapuchhre base camp trek on the way to Annapurna Base Camp by the evening. We will also reach the highest elevation of 4130m at Annapurna Base Camp. The walk from the Himalayas to ABC will be a bit longer and tougher as we approach the higher altitudes. 

On the next day, we will start walking downhill from Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa. We will have one of the charming downwalks during this trek. We will be enjoying the alluring hills and glimpses of mountains and rivers during the trek. Furthermore, the final day of the trek will include a short hike to Siwai, and we will drive to Pokhara to end our trek. 

After completing your trek to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal with us, Nepal Nirvana Trails offers customized options. We can help you organize transportation, including flights or tourist bus rides from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Alternatively, we can arrange flights or drives to Chitwan, where you can explore the captivating Chitwan region. If you're interested in personalized trekking and travel plans, please don't hesitate to contact Nepal Nirvana Trails.

The Best Time for Annapurna Trek - 6 days 

Annapurna Base Camp trek is suitable to trek at any point of the year for thrill seekers as it is not among the hardest trekking routes. However, for safety measures and an unforgettable trekking adventure, we recommend you the 6 days Annapurna Base Camp trek in the following seasons. 

Spring Season (March to May)

The spring season in Nepal is regarded as one of the most significant times to hike throughout the country. Since winter is over and the weather is warming up, it is also a highly suitable time for trekking for inexperienced travelers. The typical trail temperature during this season ranges from 3 to 4 degrees Celsius in the base camp, with the peak temperature on the trail reaching around 22 degrees in the lower lands.

Autumn Season (September to November)

The season is considered the best season to stroll around Nepal not only Annapurna Base Camp. As Autumn is also the festive season and holiday season in Nepal, there are more chances of you getting to explore and experience the Nepalese culture and celebrations from very near. You can perform the rituals as well if you want to during your trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. With our trip through the magnificence of the Himalayas, we will still experience balanced weather, a clean atmosphere, and an equal number of days and nights. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the peaks of Annapurna, Fishtail, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri will appear to be clear. Before that, you will have the opportunity to take part in the locals' holiday festivities and connect with them.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit

The permits trekkers need to obtain to undertake the 6 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek are:

Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS): TIMS is a mandatory permit system in Nepal for trekkers. It helps authorities keep track of trekkers and assists in case of emergencies. It includes important information about trekkers, such as their name, nationality, trekking route, and emergency contact details.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): The Annapurna Conservation Area is a protected region in Nepal, and trekkers need a permit to enter this area. The permit fee contributes to the conservation and maintenance of the natural environment and cultural heritage of the Annapurna region.

Note: Nepal Nirvana Trails will obtain these permits on behalf of the trekkers to ensure that all the necessary documentation is in place before embarking on the trek.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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  • 2 - Star Hotel
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2170m.|7118ft.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2900m.|9483ft.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4130m.|13545ft.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2340m.|7677ft.

  • 2 - Star Hotel
  • Breakfast, and Lunch
  • 822m.|2696ft.

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What's Included

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop Service during international and domestic flight schedule
  • 1-night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1-night Hotel in Pokhara
  • Private Transportation During the Trek
  • Accommodations during the treks 
  • Meals while on the treks (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 
  • Tea/Coffee and Seasonal Fruits Everyday
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide and his Salary, food, equipment, and insurance 
  • All applicable permits
  • To be returned after trek: Sleeping Bag
  • Souvenir: Company Trekking map, and T-shirt
  • Water purification tablet 
  • Official expense and government tax and VAT

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Recommended between two trekkers: 1 porter costs $100
  • Travel and Health Insurance, which covers emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, coke, juice, bottled and hot water, hot shower, WI-FI, battery charging, etc.
  • Tipping: For guide and porter 
  • Flight or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan 

Upcoming Departures

    
Start DateMondayJuly 22, 2024End DateSaturdayJuly 27, 2024PriceAvailableUS $430
Start DateFridayJuly 26, 2024End DateWednesdayJuly 31, 2024PriceAvailableUS $430
Start DateTuesdayJuly 30, 2024End DateSundayAugust 04, 2024PriceAvailableUS $430

Useful Info

6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek stands out as one of Nepal's most captivating routes. It offers a mix of easy sections with well-maintained paths in more populated areas and challenging stretches with steep ascents and descents, often lacking modern conveniences. 

While it's not as strenuous as some other trekking routes in Nepal, such as the Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek still demands reasonable physical fitness and mental endurance. Adequate preparation, proper acclimatization, and attentiveness to your body's signals are necessary to minimize probable health risks. Despite the possibility of snowfall and rain during certain seasons, the trekkers can reach the Annapurna Base Camp Trek even in winter and the rainy season, exercising caution as needed.

How to Prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You don't need to stress about the preparations because the 6-day Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered to be a relatively moderate trek. To cope with the probable difficulties in the 6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the following are a few preparation tips:

  • Train your body for the physical demands of the trek by engaging in cardiovascular activities like hiking, running, or cycling to enhance your endurance.
  • Work on strengthening your leg muscles through exercises to prepare for steep ascents and descents.
  • Consider high-altitude training, if possible to acclimatize to the altitude of the trek.
  • Ascend slowly during the trek to give your body time to adapt to the rising altitude.
  • Ensure you stay well-hydrated, refrain from consuming alcohol and tobacco, and adhere to local recommendations for preventing altitude sickness.
  • Stay informed about weather conditions and potential trail closures by checking with your trekking agency.

Food on the 6-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek;

During your hike to Annapurna Base Camp, food service and accommodations provided will be average. You will find welcoming lodges with twin-sharing rooms and typically communal bathrooms. The room will be able to accommodate your packing supplies as well. Luxuries like Wi-Fi, hot showers, heated rooms, and private bathrooms come at an additional cost. The meals provided are nutritious and rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients to fuel your body during the trek.

Drinking Water on the 6-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

During the 6-day Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will be facilitated sufficient drinking water in stopovers and lodges. These lodges typically offer both hot and cold water for your convenience. While a few lodges may charge a fee for hot water, the majority of them offer it at no additional cost.

Accommodations on the 6-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal offers a teahouse lodging experience, with various teahouses available for overnight stays along the route. Our 6 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package ensures comfortable and clean accommodations, typically shared by two trekkers.

Safety and Satisfaction

Nepal Nirvana Trails ensures safety and satisfaction during your time at Annapurna Base Camp trek of 6 days. Our team provides top-notch guides and optional porters to assist you on this short ABC trek. The environment and hospitable nature of the hosts will overwhelm you. Rest assured, we take care of every little detail when you choose to travel with Nepal Nirvana Trails.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is always necessary as trekking or visiting new countries can cause unprecedented events during the trek. However, the risks of the short trek of Annapurna Base Camp contain minimal risks but to be ensured about the financial risks contained in any unwanted event, we recommend you buy a suitable travel insurance package for yourself.

Packing List for the 6 day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Down Jackets (can be rented)
  • Shorts and Cotton Trousers 
  • Joggers 
  • Down feather Jackets (suitable for all seasons: can be rented)
  • Cotton Blacava or Woolen Balaclava (suitable for all seasons)
  • Water Proof Jackets and Trousers or Water Proof Track Suit (Suitable for Monsoon)
  • Woolen Cap can cover the head and ears (suitable for all seasons)
  • Sun Hat, Sun Glasses and Quality Sunscreens (to get protected from UV rays)
  • Lip Balms and Scarfs 
  • Water Bottle (2 - litre)
  • Head Torches (Durable battery or charged)
  • Woollen anti-cold thick jackets and Trousers 
  • Innerwear and Underwear 
  • Trekking Poles
  • Camera Gears (for photography)

Annapurna Base Camp Booking Procedure 

Both last-minute and advanced bookings are available to Nepal Nirvana Trails' esteemed customers, depending on their convenience. The plan can be reserved up to 48 hours before the departure time. Additionally, you can schedule your trip during any convenient period of the year. Additionally, you can alter your preferences and itineraries to suit your tastes. You can swiftly message +9779841380469 on WhatsApp or send an email to info@nepalnirvanatrails.com for more information.

FAQs

  • Annapurna Base Camp has various trails that lead you to complete the trek in 5 to 12 days. However, you can customize the trail and package according to your preferences and choices of places you want to visit. 

  • The price of an Annapurna Base Camp hike might vary from USD 400 to USD 700 and more, depending on your route and the services you'll need while traveling. We provide thorough Annapurna Base Camp trek packages to meet the needs of our visitors. To learn more about the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, contact us at any time.

  • Annapurna Base Camp trek is a short route and is moderate in difficulty. Any person who does not have a breathing-related illness and is physically fit can complete the trek without any difficulty. 

  • Helicopter is allowed in Annapurna Base Camp if you want to skip the days of trekking. You can swiftly contact Nepal Nirvana Trails for booking helicopters which will take you from the Annapurna Base Camp to the Pokhara Airport and from there you can take the flight or drive to Kathmandu/Chitwan.

Client Reviews

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    Soo YeeMalaysiaMay 16, 2024

    Nepal Nirvana - one of the best

    We had the best experience doing the abc trek; especially with Bhairas as our tour guide. Our porters were also very kind and helpful. They waited for us throughout the entire hiking journey.

    Dear Soo Yee, Namaste!
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful trip on the ABC trek with the assistance of our guide Bhairas. We truly appreciate your kind words about our hospitality, tours, and the effort we put into making your journey memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back for another adventure in the future!
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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    MaureenCanadaApril 27, 2024

    6 Day ABC Trek

    Stunning views at ABC! Nepal Nirvana Trails made our trip much smoother by organizing all of our itinerary, covering the cost of 3 meals a day and providing us with a very helpful and well-prepared guide (Ram) and porter (Bir).

    Dear Maureen, Namaste!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive trip to ABC with Ram as your guide. We're committed to providing exceptional experiences for our travelers. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future!
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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