Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 6 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration:6 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Pokhara
  • Group Size: 2 - 24
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn


  • A popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offers stunning mountain scenery, diverse culture, and terrace farmland.
  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli, as well as the Fishtail (Machhapuchhre).
  • An Experience of a mesmerizing sunset and sunrise view on the mountaintop.
  • You have an opportunity to hike through charming Magar and Gurung villages and terraced farmlands.
  • Experiencing traditional Nepalese culture, including local festivals and food.
  • Taking a hot bath in natural hot springs near Jhinu Danda is a refreshing experience.
  • Reaching the base of Mount Annapurna which is surrounded by towering peaks, offering panoramic views of the mountain.

Experience the amazing journey to the base of Mount Annapurna within one week and make your dream real by exploring the wonders of natural scenery and diverse culture with us.

Trip Overview

Are you eager to embark on an adventurous journey to the base of Mt Annapurna in just one week? Our short Annapurna base camp trek package is the ideal choice, perfectly tailored to fit your time constraints and budget. Secure your spot on the Annapurna base camp odyssey and immerse yourself in the beauty of the mountain, diverse culture, and wonderful nature.

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is an outstanding journey that takes you to the heart of the Annapurna region in Nepal. The Annapurna trek itinerary is designed for those who are short on time but still want to experience the splendor of the Himalayas and the culture of the Nepalese People.

Our 6 day Annapurna base camp trek starts with a thrilling drive from Kathmandu to the bustling city of Pokhara, and the next day we will take a short drive to Matque and start our hike to ABC by crossing a long suspension bridge to Jhinu Danda. The journey to Annapurna base camp leads you through traditional Gurung villages and terraced farmlands, surrounded by stunning Himalayan scenery. During this Annapurna base camp short trek, you will have the opportunity to experience traditional Nepalese culture, including local festivals and food, and bathe in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.

ABC Trek Major Places and Attractions

Pokhara - A Lake City

Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal, known as a city of lakes and mountains, from where we can see the spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Mountain ranges. The Phewa Baharai Temple on the small island, Bagnas Lake, Peace Pagoda, Fall and Caves are the major tourist attractions.

During your stay at Pokhara, you can enjoy adventure sports like paragliding, bungee jumping, Zip Lining, Rafting, kayaking, and trekking. These all-adventure sports make it the best destination for every adventure seeker. Additionally, Pokhara offers you the opportunity to explore some holy temples, impressive caves, and waterfalls.

Reaching the Base Camp and Stunning View of the Mountain

The Icon of our short trekking package in Annapurna is to reach the Base Camp (4130m). Towering mountains surround ABC and offers a close view of Mount Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Gangapurna (7455m), and many others mountain. From the base camp, you can see the stunning icefall and glaciers. Odessey to Annapurna base camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the perfect place to admire the majestic beauty of the high mountain.

Gurung People and Culture

The Gurung people (known as Tamu), are an ethnic group in Nepal. During the trek to Annapurna base camp, you can pass some of the big Gurung villages and you have an opportunity to explore their unique culture and traditions. Gurung people have their own language and unique cultural heritage, including traditional dances, music, festivals, and customs.

Gurung people are known for their elaborate weaving skills and for creating beautiful textiles, such as hand-woven carpets, hats, and shawls, which are in high demand in the local market.

Hot Bath in Natural Hot Springs

The natural hot spring on the bank of Modi River, which is a 20-minute walk from Jhinu Danda is another popular spot on this abc trek. After a weeklong up and downhill hike around the Annapurna, you can rest and relax at the hot pool which is a refreshing experience as well. These hot spring pools, made from natural hot water sources, are believed to have therapeutic properties and are believed to cure various ailments. The hot springs are located at the height of 1450m on the side of a glacier river and are surrounded by lush green forests.

Travelers who are doing the trekking in Annapurna base camp trek can have the opportunity to take a bath in the hot springs, which are open 24 hours a day, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty. This is one of the must-visit places during your journey to Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Distance and Difficulty

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is considered moderately difficult. To complete the ABC trek requires a certain level of physical fitness as well as mental preparation. But climbing techniques are not necessary for this trip. Typically, people who can hike 4-5 hours a day and carry some load (4-5 kilograms) can prepare for this trip and complete the task on condition. If you are physically fit and do not suffer from serious illness, you can confidently prepare for the trek to Annapurna base camp.

The ABC trek covers a total distance of approximately 40 km.

Preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

When embarking on the short trek to Annapurna base camp, you must hike on an uneven trail with inclines and declines for 7 days with a day backpack weighing 4-5 kilograms. To ensure that your journey to the Annapurna Himalayas is comfortable, it is essential to prepare yourself in advance. At least one month before the trip commences, it is highly recommended that you plan for 4-5 days of training per week. As oxygen levels decrease at higher altitudes, exercise is crucial for this trip. Exercising and hiking with a load will strengthen your legs and muscles.

In addition to physical preparation, mental preparation is also crucial. It would be best if you prepared for basic conditions, rapidly changing weather and the potential for altitude sickness.

Join With Us on This Himalayan Journey of Lifetime

Our 7-day trip to Annapurna Base Camp is a memorable experience that offers a unique blend of Himalayan adventure, culture, and natural wonders. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a first-timer, this trek is a must-do trip in Annapurna Nepal for anyone looking to explore the wonders of the Himalayas and People's lifestyle.

Green Society Adventure's expert travel planners have crafted an exceptional itinerary to take you on a seamless journey of exploring the stunning Annapurna region in Nepal. Our team provides unparalleled hospitality and remarkable services, ensuring that your 7-day trekking experience in Annapurna will be an unforgettable memory of a lifetime. 

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We can Customize the trip to suit your interest and help you make it fit your budget. 

Today after breakfast, our journey to Annapurna Himalayas starts with driving to the beautiful city of Pokhara. The drive will take you through valley ridgelines and ravines that wind along precipitous rock ledges and along rivers. Pokhara, one of the most well-known cities in Nepal, is frequently referred to as "the tourist hub" of the nation.

The Annapurna Base Camp is approximately 30 kilometers away from the Pokhara valley, and it is situated right next to the stunning Phewa Lake. You will be taken to your accommodation after arrival in Pokhara. Spend the night in a hotel in Pokhara.

  • Max. Altitude:820m/ 2690f
  • Accommodation:Hotel Crystal Palace

From Pokhara, we will take a 2-hour Jeep drive to Matque Phedi, and from there, we will begin our trek to Chhomrong via Jhinu Danda. After crossing the suspension bridge, we reached the small hill town of Jhinu, and we continue our hike uphill for approximately 2 hours to reach Chhomrong. Along the trail, you will also likely come across many donkey caravans used by the locals to carry goods up and down the mountains. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude:2170m/ 7118ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trek today begins with a trail of carved stone steps to Chomrong Khola, and we then cross the suspension bridge and ascend to Sinuwa- a small village surrounded by terraced farms. From Sinuwa, it is a pleasant trek through the pine and Rhododendron Forest to the Himalayas. After 3 and half hours hike we will stop for lunch in Dovan. During our journey to the Himalayan, we can enjoy the hike through dense forest, waterfalls, and mesmerizing sights of the Machhapuchhre Peak and the Annapurna Himal, as well as the Himchuli Peak and the Ghandwarwa Chuli. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude:2570m/ 8430ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today we are heading to our dream destination Annapurna Base Camp. Climbing gently alongside the riverbed, we will be making our way over a mountainside and reach Deurali.  Deurali is a small settlement just beneath Mt. Machaapuchre and from here, the trail leads to the Machhapuchre Base Camp. The MBC is not considered an actual base camp because climbing the mountain is not permitted.

Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp is more challenging due to the elevation gain, but the stunning view of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre Himal, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Gandwarwa Chuli, and Gangapurna Peak make you feel amazing and heal your pain. The Annapurna Sanctuary- a high glacial basin surrounded by a ring of mountains. We can wander around, take some pictures, and embark on the Himalayan journey of a lifetime. Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:4130m/ 11250ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From the Annapurna Base Camp, you will retrace your steps towards the small mountain settlement, Bamboo. Trekking through the sanctuary, you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape, where the trail passes over small brooks and rivers and ancient trees shadow the trail overhead. The entire sanctuary is held sacred by the ethnic Gurung people. The trek back towards Bamboo is mostly downhill, so it isn't very difficult. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude:2310m/ 7576ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today is the last day of our trip. After breakfast, we hike to Jhinu Danda (A natural hot spring place) and drive back to Pokhara. the Uphill hike from Bamboo towards Kuldighar, from where you will descend again towards the Chhomrong Khola. Climbing the stone steps once again to Chhomrong, you will follow the trail towards Jhinu Danda- a beautiful village that is famous for its natural hot springs renowned for their natural healing properties. After a rest and a hot bath in Jhinu Danda, we drove back to Pokhara. The trip ended with a farewell dinner in Lakeside, Pokhara. 

  • Max. Altitude:1780m/5838ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route Map
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 6 Days map
Cost Details
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus (optional: flight or a private vehicle are available with extra cost).
  • Two-night hotels in Pokhara on twin-sharing Basic with breakfast.
  • Pokhara to Matque Phedi to Pokhara transportation by sharing Jeep.
  • Full board meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Teahouse or Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits as dessert every evening after dinner during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide)
  • Assistance guide for groups of 7 or above.
  • All salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, drinks, and accommodation for the trekking guide.
  • Green Society Adventure's complimentary free T-shirt, and route map (if needed)
  • All necessary paperwork and Annapurna conservation area permits.
  • TIMS Card fee.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes and office service charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Sherpa Porter to Carry Backpack (Cost: $115 One porter carries a backpack for two trekkers). 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
Departure Dates
  • The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a 6–7-day trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that takes you to the base of the Annapurna South and Himchuli peaks.

  • The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is from September to November and from March to May. During this time of year, the weather is clear, and the view of the mountains is stunning.

  • Along the trek to Annapurna, we can provide local tea houses and lodges accommodations that are simple but comfortable. The food available is primarily Nepalese, with some basic Western options also available.

  • You will need a comfortably fitted backpack, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, trekking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect you from the sun. A first-aid kit, a water bottle, and a headlamp are also recommended. Check our trekking equipment list and pick all the essentials.

  • As we must walk on many up and downhill uneven trails, the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is considered a moderate trek, and it does require a certain level of physical fitness and mental preparation as well.

  • Well, it is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek without a porter, but you must walk on many up and down hills which is hard to hike with your heavy backpack. So, we highly recommend having a porter, especially for first-time trekkers. And normally the porter costs $20 Per day. One porter can carry a backpack (approximately 2o kg) for two trekkers.

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