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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 6 Days

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Trip Facts
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Group Size 2 to 20 pax
  • Max. Elevation 4130m
  • Start/End Nayapul
  • Best Time Sep to Dec and Mar to May


  • First, welcome to the ancient city of Kathmandu and the modern city of Pokhara.
  • 6-Day Trek: Short Touch to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Well-managed tea houses facilitate lodges with warm hospitality.
  • Route Along Gurung Community Village of Ghandruk and Chhomrong
  • Exploring typical Gurung culture and their traditions.
  • Mesmerizing views of Mt. Annapurna I, South, Fishtail, and much more
  • You will be near the huge Annapurna glacier and walk along the riverside.
  • Lush forestry, green views, and its scenic beauties
  • You can see wildlife, animals, and flora and fauna.
  • Crossing the longest and deepest suspension bridges.
  • You must walk for 6 to 7 hours every day.
  • Trail heads, ups and downs, gradual ups, and forestry walks

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 6 Days ABC – Pokhara to Pokhara

The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is only 6 days of trekking. It is a kind of bowl surrounding the Annapurna Himalayas, and base camp is situated in the middle. It is 4130 meters above sea level. Annapurna Base Camp is well known; another name is Annapurna Sanctuary, or ABC. Trekking will be along the Gurung community villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong, exploring typical culture, tradition, and natural beauties. It is easily accessible; another name is Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. If you don’t have many days, and you are very interested in touching Annapurna base camp in a short time, we make a short and sweet 5-night, 6-day itinerary in the region for 395. The service will be from Pokhara to Pokhara. It will be a full-board package, including your lodging, food, transportation, and one professional trekking guide.

Short and sweet, only 6 days of Annapurna base camp trek at a cheap price. The trek starts and ends in Pokhara along Ghandruk, Chomrong Gurung community village, Sinuwa, Himalaya, Deurali, MBC, and ABC, then returns to Pokhara. The majority of the time is spent viewing Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South, and the huge glacier part. We customize your trip's long route, along Ghorepani Poonhill. It is an introduction to Gurung and Magar community villages and their typical cultures.

The short Annapurna Base Camp trekking route is from Pokhara to Nayapul by vehicle, then trek to Ghandruk. It is a typical Gurung community village. Gurung people are one of the ethnic groups of caste; they live in a community village. It is a very clean and well-hospitable village. They have an old traditional Gurung community museum where you can visit and find out about Gurung culture. Our guide will brief you and show you their typical and traditional culture. The trekking route is popular both naturally and culturally. You will see an absolutely thrilling view of Mt. Fishtail, 6993 m, and Annapurna South Face, 7219 m, and such lush greenery. It makes for a very enjoyable trip in a short amount of time.

Then, trekking will continue to another beautiful village of Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Deurali, and ABC, then return to Bamboo or Sinuwa, trek till Jhinu, where the longest and deepest suspension bridge is, and catch a vehicle to return to Pokhara. If you have more days and would like to explore more natural beauties, culture, and many mountain views, we organize a longer trekking route along with the best Himalayan views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu, and the beautiful scenery of Ghorepani Poon Hill. We organize an 8-day walking tour of the full circuit of the Annapurna base camp trek along Ghorepani Poon Hill. You should plan a minimum of 12 days from arrival to departure in your country. If you like short trips, follow our below-mentioned itinerary.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is culturally rich and naturally beautiful. The area is inhabited by Gurung community villages in Chomrong and Ghandruk villages, and they have their own cultures, languages, dress, and religion. They celebrate their own festival and marry according to tradition. They celebrate many kinds of festivals, and they have lots of fun with singing and dancing. You will see many white snow peaks, and Annapurna I (8091 m) is one of the massive mountains situated in front of base camp (4130 m) and always faces a much more beautiful mountain, Annapurna South (7219 m) and Fishtail (Machhapucchre) (6993 m). And exploring involves much more wildlife, like flora and fauna. We make your trip awesome and delightful with short and sweet explorations, and if you are interested, we arrange many days of Annapurna base camp trekking along Ghorepani Poon Hill for 8–9 days. For further information, please feel free to contact us. We are always pleased to share more information.

How is Lodging and Fooding System in Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna base camp Trekking is easy; there are well-managed lodges, and they have well-managed tea house facilities. They provide organic and hygienic meals and well-managed lodges with warm hospitality. They provide comfortable rooms and neat and clean beds.

Lifestyle, Culture in Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Most of the place’s inhabitants are Gurung people. They are known for their good looks and warm hospitality. They have their own culture, dress, language, religion, and typical and unique traditions. Furthermore, they warmly welcome to guests. Gurung village is a kind of traditional museum.

How About Transportations in Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

  • Pokhara to Nayapul by private taxi or jeep.
  • After trekking, Siwi to Pokhara by taxi or jeep.

If you want Kathmandu to Pokhara and returning Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation’s services, feel free. We organize bus or flight service.

Attraction’s Mountain View from Annapurna Base Camp

  • Annapurna-I 8091m / 26546ft
  • Annapurna-II 7937m / 26065ft
  • Annapurna-III 7545m / 24754ft
  • Annapurna South 7219m / 23685ft
  • Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) 6993m / 22943ft
  • Hiuchuli 6441m / 21132ft
  • Tent Peak 5695m / 18685ft

What kind of Wildlife, Flora, and faunas we can see in the ABC trek?

The area lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area, and trekking along rhododendron and pine forests They are preserving wildlife, animals, and flora and fauna. We can see those wild animals: Yaks, monkeys, deer, mountain goats, blue sheep, wild boar, bear, snow leopard, fox, red panda, and many kinds of birds, such as the national bird of Nepal, the Danfe, Monal Lophophores, Kalij, etc.

Is it difficulty to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna base camp trekking is moderate, not difficult, but touching 4130 m/13550 ft. You should go slowly. The trail is well managed; any age group can do it. This trek is for all ages.

How about Entry permit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You need to arrange for these permits. You are visiting the Annapurna Conservation Area, which requires entry permits. We arrange it; we need your passport photo copy and two pieces of passport-size photos each.

  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit. Nrs. 3000/-
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Nrs. 2000/-

Cost of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking cost is only $395 per person and need minimum 2 persons. It is Pokhara to Pokhara package. If you want Kathmandu Hotel, Pokhara Hotel and Transportations cost is US$ 495 each. You can choose which services would you prefer? You will get below services.

  • Pokhara to Nayapul by taxi or jeep.
  • Jhinu to Pokhara returning by taxi or jeep. 
  • 5 night accommodations, comfortable rooms.
  • 6 days full board meals as lunch, dinner and breakfast. 
  • One professional trekking guide. 
  • Needed Permits as ACAP and TIMS.
  • Seasonal Fruits and Cookies.
  • First Aid Kit. 
  • If you want Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhra and Pokhara to Kathmandu bus or flight. 

When is the Best Time to Visit Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is evergreen trekking because it is easy to assess, but we always say September to December and March to May are the finest times to do Nepal trekking. It is easy, and we can say that in January and February, there is heavy snow and too much cold. Monsoon season can't see good weather because most of the time it's cloudy and raining. We organize it any time easily. Feel free. 

  • Autumn Season: September, October, November.
  • Winter Season: December, January, February.
  • Spring Season: March, April, May.
  • Monsoon Season: June, July, August. 

What kinds of trekking gear do we need to prepare for the trek?

You must arrange warm enough clothing and trekking gear, such as a big jacket as a down jacket, warm enough fleece, warm paint and inner, a warm hat, gloves, warm enough socks, warm trousers or trekking pants, some quick-dry trekking t-shorts, half paint, a warm enough negative sleeping bag, a comfortable trekking boot, a headlight, a sandal, a 2-liter water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, a day pack comfort bag, a camera and charger as two-pin, a towel, toiletries’, etc.

Carry your important medicine

Medicine is very important; if you have any ailment, you must carry the medicine with you. In that "prevention is better than cure" mountain region, we can’t find any healthcare, clinic, or hospital. If there is a clinic, you may not get it according to your problem medicine. So, I humbly request that you prepare if you are continually taking any medicine. Please bring it with you or buy it in Kathmandu. It is very important, but our company will provide a first aid kit bag normally for a headache, fever, stomach problems such as diarrhea, cough, and cold, some bandages, tape, and Diamox for high altitude sickness, etc.


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Annapurna Base Camp: A Short and Sweet 6-Day Trek If you have more days, we recommend doing Ghorepani Poon Hill for a few extra days. For further information, feel free.

You should be ready early in the morning. First, take a lovely breakfast at your hotel, then catch a private vehicle to Nayapul. It takes more than an hour to drive. Your beautiful trek will start from Nayapul, crossing the suspension bridge. Birethanti is next, after 20 minutes of walking. Here is the main entrance and permit check post; you must show your permit here. The guide carries your permit, and he reports at every checkpoint. Your beautiful trekking will continue along the Madi Riverside and through beautiful villages as well as nice terraces. You get to Syaulibazar, where you can have a nice lunch. After lunch, the trek will begin with an adventure, ascending upstairs before Ghandruk's gentle gradual descent. Day one: beautiful walking with open views

Ghandruk is a Gurung community village; it is a neat and clean village and a big village. They have a typical Gurung cultural Museum. You can visit there; your guide will take you there and explain it to you. You will see glorious mountain views from Ghandruk, including Mt. Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Annapurna III, and Fishtail. You are staying in a nice lodge; they serve well with warm hospitality.

  • Comfortable Lodge
  • 5 hrs Walking
  • 1950m / 6398ft

Early in the morning, take a lovely breakfast with a mesmerizing view of the Annapurna ranges and Fishtails. Your trekking will start gradually, for 45 minutes, then descend until the Komrong River. You should walk up a hill to a nice hill in less than 2 hours, then another 45 minutes of gradual walking to Chhomrong village. It is also a Gurung Community village; you can take lunch here. Then, 30 minutes downward with nice stairs You cross the suspension bridge again, then again uphill to SInuwa. It is such a wonderful walk, upwards and downwards. Let’s say it takes approximately 6 to 7 hours to stay at a nice lodge here with a green forest view.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs. Walking
  • 2360m / 7743ft

Usually, you must take a nice breakfast at the same lodge before starting your trekking. It is walking along lush forestry and passing many villages as lodges. Sinuwa to Bamboo takes 1 and a half hours; Bamboo to Dovan takes an hour; and Dovan to the Himalayas takes one and a half hours. You're going to take a nice lunch at Himalaya. It is a nice and cozy place, but they only have two lodges. After lunch, you need to walk another 2 hours to reach beautiful places in Deurali. It is some part ascending, some part descending, and gradual, gentle walking. You stay at a nice lodge in Deurali.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 7 hrs. Walking
  • 3200m / 10499ft

It is a touchy day, ascending almost a thousand meters in altitude. But we take you slowly, with enough rest. There is someplace to rest at MBC Machhapuchhre Base Camp; usually, we take a tea break here and then, at lunchtime, get to ABC. It is not steep uphill. Going roundly as slop uphill Our professional team, guides, and helpers assist you; they take good care and make it a success to bring base camp. It is more or less 5 hours of walking.

Annapurna Base Camp is a kind of bowl, surrounding high mountains and huge glaciers. Base camp is on the bottom, and you will see a splendid view of Mt. Annapurna I, which is the 10th highest in the world. And, you will see another mountain called Annapurna South (7219 m), a thrilling view of Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) (6993 m), and many more peaks. While you see those glorious mountain views, you will forget everything because of your tiredness and altitude sickness. You will be so delightful when you touch base. There is a well-managed tea house, and they serve nice food and comfortable beds.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 5 hrs. Walking
  • 4130m / 13550ft

Early morning is the best viewing time of the Himalayas. We recommend you get up early before the sun shines. You can’t see exact sunrises, but you will see the magical sun shining in the Mountains. You should walk 5 minutes to watch this amazing view. Take lots of photos in your own style. Take your lovely breakfast to base camp.

Then, start your trekking downhill as you jump; you will pass all villages from which you came upwards. As MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, Dovan, Bamboo, and Sinuwa. You can have lunch where you arrive at lunchtime in the Himalayas or Dovan. You are all the way downward until Bamboo, then half an hour ascending some stairs. Again, gradual walking till Sinuwa It is more or less 7 hours of walking. You get a nice lodge in Sinuwa.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 7 hrs. Walking
  • 2360m / 7743ft

Typically, you will eat breakfast at the same time as you begin your beautiful trekking. You are returning on the same trail: first downstairs for 35 minutes, then one and a half hours uphill till Chomrong Top, and again an hour and 20 minutes downhill to Jhinu Danda. Take lunch, then cross one of the longest and deepest suspension bridges, then catch a vehicle to return to Pokhara. It is two and a half hours of driving.

It is your last day with your guide and porters. If you like to have dinner together, celebrate with your guide and porters with a yummy dinner and drinks. Share your happiness with them by giving them good Tips. The guide and porter will return to Kathmandu early the next morning.

We provide excellent services; we make wonderful and successful trips. Feel free.

  • Hotel as you wish
  • 6 hrs. walking/ drive
  • 820m / 2690ft

Trip Map

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 6 Days map

Cost Details

What's Included

  • Full board package (5 nights, 6 days) during the trek described below.
  • Full board meals during treks, such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
  • Accommodations: comfortable lodges during the trek
  • One English-speaking, well-trained trekking guide.
  • Guide all expenses like salary, lodging, food, transportation, insurance, etc.
  • Needed transportation is listed below.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by private vehicle
  • Jhinu to Pokhara, returning by vehicle.
  • Needed permits as below-mentioned.
  • ACAP Annapurna Conservation Area Project
  • TIMS Trekking Information Management System
  • Tax and VAT where applicable
  • Seasonal fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges, etc.
  • First-aid Kit.

What's Excluded

  • Nepalese entry visa fee, which you can obtain easily at the airport.
  • Travel insurance, It's important if there is any emergency rescue or medical treatment.
  • Soft, hot, and alcoholic drinks (tea, coffee, mineral water, hot water, coke, Fanta, beer, spirits, etc.)
  • Hot water, a hot shower, a heater charge, a battery charge, phone calls, and laundry service
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots, camera, toilet rolls, etc.).
  • In the case of natural calamities, i.e., political unrest, cancellation of flights due to weather, landslides, etc., the extra charge will be borne by the travelers themselves.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, but if you need any help, we can book any categorized hotels.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus, jeep car, or flight is also possible. If you need my help, I can book it.
  • Tips for Guides and Porters

Client Reviews

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  • Sandra
    SandraNetherlands,April 29, 2023

    Amazing Experience

    Very good trekking with Jay Gurung! Most and the best services. Knows everything about the mountains and the surroudings. Absolutely fantstic guide. An absolute pleasure and privilege to hike with Jay indeed. I can highly recommend him!


  • L
    LeyaSingapore,July 25, 2017

    5 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    I heard about Jay from a friend who had hiked with him twice. I came to Kathmandu with only a few days to spare for hiking but Jay had meticulously helped me to customise the itinerary so that the hike would take 5 days instead of the usual 6 or 7 day hike. He was also flexible to accommodate any changes or suggestions. During the hike, there was no doubt that Jay was experienced and had an extensive knowledge of the area and the mountains, something that he was generous in sharing. I also learned some things about the Nepali culture and gained information regarding the areas and mountains in the trek. He felt more of a personal guide/tour guide rather than just a guide that you follow up into the mountains.

    My phone had gotten wet during the trek because of the rain, and once the trek had ended and we were back in Kathmandu, Jay was kind enough to take me on his motorbike to local phone repair centre. Unfortunately for me, my backpack was stolen during a volunteering placement in Kathmandu (this was a few weeks after the trek had ended) and Jay willingly came to the local police station to help me settle the report. He was more than just a company owner and a guide but such an amazing person as well.

    Would highly recommend Jay for a personal and memorable experience in Nepal!


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