The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 6 Days is the most popular and amazing trek in the Annapurna region which offers combines remarkable Himalaya vistas, traditional Gurung and Magar village life, and dense rhododendron and bamboo forest ecosystems. Trekking to some of the world's highest mountain that should try at least once in a lifetime experience by all the adventure seekers who like local culture and nature, this 6 days trek is not only about to see the mountain views also about to enjoy the gorgeous waterfalls, awe-inspiring mountain landscapes, traditional settlements, flora, and fauna.
The entire Annapurna region is just mesmerizing during trekking in this path. The trek starts from Pokhara valley after you drive or fly from Kathmandu to beautiful Lake city of Pokhara, one of the astonishing touristic spots in entire Himalaya with magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya.
Your adventure begins at Kathmandu where you will drive to Pokhara and on to Nayapul (1050m) where we start our trek with the Modi Khola River below us and terraced rice fields above. Our next stop along the way is Chomrong (2170m) and then on to the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk (1940m). The next day we follow the trail to the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk where you will have time to explore this mountainous town and learn about their distinct culture.
Sherpa Expedition & Trekking have more than 40 years in this business and have an excellent reputation. We will take care of all permits, accommodation and meals throughout the trek.
We begin with a 3 hour drive from Pokhara to Kimche via Nayapul and Birethanti (a tourist check point). We then begin our trek to Kimche passing through the picturesque villages of Sauli Bazaar and Chane. We then cross the Khumnu Khola (river) before reaching the Gurung town of Siwai, The day begins with a trek to Chomrong village which is the last settlement before the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail begins by descending down from Ghandruk to the Kyuri Khola and we then follow the trail leading to Kimrong Danda. Along the way you will pass through the terraced farmlands and continue on to Gurung. From here it is an easy trek to Chomrong where we will stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Today the trail descends to the Chomrong Khola and then ascends to Khuldighar- 2,380m, where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check point. As you go higher you will notice the decreasing forest and more arid landscape. We follow the trail on the west side of the river and before reaching our destination will have to walk through bamboo and rhododendron forests before reaching Ghandruk (2920m). We will stay at a guesthouse tonight.
Today’s the trail, often covered in snow, takes us to ABC. We then follow a trail that takes us by Hinku Cave and Deurali and then passes Machapuchare Base Camp (3720m) before reaching ABC. From ABC you have unbelievable views of Annapurna I (8091m), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machapuchare a colossal mountain vista right before your eyes! ABC has several teahouses where we can rest and take a break while viewing these magnificent peaks. We will stay here tonight.
We follow the same trail down which descends 1,700m to the banks of the Modi Khola and then make our way to Bamboo (2,345m) where we will stay overnight at a teahouse.
After leaving Bamboo in the morning we have a short uphill trek to Sinuwa Village (2320m) and then on to Chomrong. After a short rest break at Chomrong we again head uphill and then finally descend to Jhinu Danda Village. This is an excellent chance to relax your tired muscles in the hot spring just below the Modi River. We will stay here tonight.
This is our final day on the trail and after leaving Jhinu Danda Village we follow the trail alongside the Modi Khola River for about 4 to 5 hours until we reach Birethanti Village. We will then continue to Nayapul before driving back to Pokhara.
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)
You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek.
This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.
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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered to be moderately difficult. It involves trekking for around 10-12 days, with daily walking distances ranging from 5-7 hours. Some steep ascents and descents are involved, but no technical climbing skills are required.
The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking.
Yes, you need two permits for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The first one is the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which costs around USD 30 per person. The second one is the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card, which costs around USD 20 per person.
Accommodation during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in tea houses or guesthouses along the trail. These are basic but comfortable accommodations with shared rooms and common areas. You will have a bed, blankets, and a pillow. However, it's advisable to bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort.
Some essential items to pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek include hiking boots, trekking pants, fleece jackets, down jackets, thermal layers, a good quality backpack, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a headlamp, and basic toiletries. It's also important to carry a first aid kit and any necessary medications.
Yes, it is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek solo. The trail is well-marked, and there are tea houses along the way for food and accommodation. However, it's recommended to hire a local guide or join a trekking group for safety and convenience.
The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek varies depending on several factors such as the duration of the trek, accommodation choices, food preferences, and whether you hire a guide or porter. On average, the trek can cost anywhere between USD 800 to USD 1500 per person.
Altitude sickness can be a concern during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, as you reach a maximum altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet). It's important to acclimatize properly and ascend gradually. Stay hydrated, listen to your body, and seek medical attention if you experience severe symptoms.
Yes, you can hire a porter to carry your heavy backpack during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This allows you to trek with a lighter load and enjoy the journey more comfortably. Porters can be hired in major trekking towns like Pokhara or through trekking agencies.
It is not recommended to drink tap water during the trek, as it may not be safe. It's advisable to carry water purification tablets or use a water filter to purify water from natural sources. Alternatively, you can purchase bottled water along the trail, but it's important to dispose of the bottles properly to minimize environmental impact.
Based On 7 Reviews
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for those seeking a nature and yoga retreat. The trail offered breathtaking views, serene landscapes, and a tranquil environment for yoga and meditation. The team at [Trekking Company] ensured that we had ample time for yoga sessions amidst the stunning natural beauty. The highlight of the trek was the sense of peace and rejuvenation that came from connecting with nature and practicing yoga in such a pristine environment. If you're seeking a trek that combines adventure with mindfulness and yoga, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a must-do.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 6 days was an epic adventure that allowed me to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in a limited time frame. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, with stunning mountain views and breathtaking landscapes at every step. The team at [Trekking Company] ensured that we had a well-planned itinerary, making the most of our time on the trail. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp was an unforgettable moment, with the towering peaks surrounding us. If you have limited time but still want to experience the magic of the Annapurna region, the 6-day trek is perfect.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek in just 6 days was a short but spectacular journey that left me in awe of the Himalayas. The trail took us through diverse landscapes, from lush forests to alpine meadows, with stunning views of the Annapurna range throughout. The team at [Trekking Company] ensured that we had a well-paced trek, allowing us to soak in the beauty of the region. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp was a moment of triumph, with panoramic vistas that made the entire journey worthwhile. If you're short on time but still want to experience the grandeur of the Annapurna region, the 6-day trek is a must.
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