Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp is widely known as one of the best trekking destinations in the world. This outstanding trek passes through the Himalayan foothills of the Annapurna region. In sum, the Annapurna Base Camp trek 6 days is a short duration trek that provides you with an incredible exploration opportunity of the region.

This adventure is ideal for those who want a quick trekking adventure or have a short time on their schedule. The short itinerary starts and ends in Pokhara. Similarly, this high altitude trek is challenging as it is compact and has fewer days for acclimatization. Hence, you should rest well after each trekking day and get charged for the next adventure.

Moreover, first-time beginner trekkers find this trek challenging as it passes through the remote parts of the country. Therefore, you should have a basic level of fitness and stamina to complete this exciting trek in the Annapurna region. Proper training before the start of the trek is essential.

Furthermore, this Annapurna Base Camp trek 6 days passes through the magnificent landscapes of Annapurna Sanctuary. Also, there are forested trails of rhododendron trees, Himalayan rivers, and serene waterfalls. There is also an opportunity to go on a cultural exploration of ethnic Tamang and Gurung communities.

Additionally, the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains including Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and others are spellbinding. Trekkers require ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit) and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) for this trek.

Annapurna Base Camp 6 days trek is available at a reasonable cost. Read on to know more about the trek and other related information in detail. Book your trip now!

Significant Highlights of the Trip

  • Breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region
  • Gorgeous Sunrise overlooking the snow-capped mountains
  • A cultural exploration of the ancient ethnic settlements of Gurung and Tamang community
  • Incredible hospitality of local people and their delicious food
  • Passing through the scenic landscapes of the Annapurna sanctuary
  • Dipping in Jhinu Danda hot water springs
  • Spotting and exploring the rare and endangered wildlife of the Annapurna region

About the Route

Annapurna Base Camp Trek In February

In particular, we will start our journey with the scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. This two-hour drive passes to the scenic settlements in remote landscapes. From Nayapul, we start our trekking journey as we trek to Jhinu Danda. Thereafter, from Jhinu Danda, we pass through a dense bamboo forest to arrive at the settlement of Bamboo.

Furthermore, from bamboo, we continue our journey through a bamboo forest to arrive at Deurali. Likewise, as we move along the trail the vegetation starts to decline. Also, the route starts to get challenging as there are tough and rugged terrains. From Deurali, we will trek to our ultimate destination of Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchhre base camp.

Furthermore, the view of the entire range of mountains will make you fall in love with the place. Similarly, you can take as many pictures as you like and explore around the base camp area. You will spend the night at the ABC and then return to Sinuwa Danda the next day. Finally, we will then trek back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara as our trek comes to an end.

When Is The Best Time For Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days Trek?

The best time to Annapurna base camp trek 6 days is Spring and autumn. These are the best peak seasons for trekking and traveling in the country. There are a pleasant climate and moderate temperatures these seasons.

Autumn (September-November)

annapurna base camp trek in October

September to November is the post-monsoon season in Nepal. There are dry weather conditions with minimum rainfall and warm temperatures. The breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains in clear blue skies highlight trekking in autumn. Autumn is also the month for many festivals in the country including Dashain, Tihar, and Holi. You will have a great time trekking the beautiful Annapurna region in autumn.

Spring (March-May)

annapurna base camp trek in september

March to May is a beautiful time to trek in the Annapurna region. Wildflowers like rhododendron bloom all over the hills making the journey colorful and pleasant. There is less precipitation in Spring with stable climate and weather conditions. You can observe the snow-capped mountains in all their glory on a clear sky.

Moreover, you can take the offseason treks in the winter and monsoon as well. These treks are quite challenging as there are heavy rainfalls and snowfalls. The extremely cold trails in the winters with temperatures below zero degrees celsius.

Moreover, there are slippery trails with the risk of avalanches and landslides in the monsoon. However with proper packing in preparation you can take this Annapurna base camp 6 days trek any time of the year.

How Difficult Is The Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

The Annapurna Base Camp trek 6 days is a moderately challenging Trek. Difficulties of the trek include altitude sickness. At high altitude conditions, there is less amount of oxygen in the air and even less air pressure. Hence, these factors make breathing difficult and altitude sickness quite common.

Proper acclimatization and regular hydration is the key to tackle altitude sickness in high altitude conditions. You can rest until you feel better and descend to a lower altitude if necessary. You might also have to abandon the trip if the symptom persists. Another important thing is that you should trek at a gradual pace.

Trekkers will have to cover approximately 115 kilometers in 6 days. For this, you will need to trek for around 6 to 7 hours daily which makes the trek quite taxing. Thus, trekkers should have incredible stamina and a basic level of fitness to complete the trek with ease.

Besides that, you should have a good training routine at least two weeks before the start of the trek. This exciting trek in the Annapurna region also goes up and down the route and stony paths which can turn out to be quite difficult for first-time trekkers. Overall, this Annapurna Base Camp Trek 6 days moderately challenging.

Food And Accommodation During The Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days Trek

The food and Accommodation facilities are quite basic along the trails of the Annapurna base camp. You will stay in tea houses and lodges that provide standard facilities like beds, clean sheets, a mattress, and a warm blanket. Toilets are generally squat style located out of the main house and you have to carry your toiletries.

You will get “Dal Bhat” which is the traditional Nepalese dish twice a day. For breakfast, you will get porridge, bread toast, and boiled eggs. Some houses also provide Chinese and continental cuisine like noodles, momo, burgers, bread, pasta, and others. Tea, coffee, Rhododendron tea, lemon tea, mint tea, garlic soup, and other hot beverages are quite common along the trails.

You should avoid alcoholic beverages as it can cause dehydration which can lead to altitude sickness. Besides that, you can carry snacks like snickers, chocolate bars, granola bars, protein bars, and others along the trail to munch on during the trek.

Why To Go For Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days Trek?

Scenic mountain vista

Annapurna region is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in the world. There are various viewpoints along the trail that provide incredible mountain vista. You can observe the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna mountain range including Mt. Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and others along the trail.

Cultural diversity

Cultural diversity is another incredible aspect of this Annapurna base camp trek 6 days. You will pass through cultural settlements of Gurung, Magar, and Tamang community. There are architectural settlements and religious landmarks in the region. You can also observe local people involved in traditional activities like farming and animal rearing.

Short duration

The short duration of this trek is another great aspect of this trek. This short duration trek is ideal for those individuals who would like to trek in a short amount of time and have a compact schedule. You can go on a completely natural and cultural exploration in just 6 days.

Natural diversity

The natural diversity of the Annapurna region makes trekkers flock to this beautiful region. There are incredibly rare and endangered flora and fauna that you can observe along trails. This trek also passes through the landscapes of Annapurna sanctuary that works in the conservation of local wildlife and plants.

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Detailed Itinerary – Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek In January

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Jhinu Danda

Maximum altitude: 1780 meters

Drive duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Trekking duration: 5 hours

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 6 days starts with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We will arrive at Nayapul after driving for around 2 hours. The trail passes through scenic settlements of the highway and hilly landscapes.

The beautiful views of snow-capped mountains along the journey will enchant you before arriving at your destination of Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of our journey. We will trek through the beautiful Annapurna region. We will pass through the settlements of Birethanti, Kyumi, Siwai, along the forested trails before arriving at Jhinu.

You can observe ancient settlements of various ethnic communities including Gurungs, Magars, Tamangs, and others. We will arrive at the destination of Jhinu Danda after trekking for around 5 hours. Jhinu danda hot spring is a famous site where you can relax and take a hot bath. We will explore the region and spend the night at a teahouse in Jhinu Danda.

Day 02: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Bamboo

Maximum altitude: 2310 meters (Bamboo)

Trekking duration: 6 hours

Early morning breakfast later we will start our journey from Jhinu Danda towards Bamboo. There are stone trails that make the trekking journey quite challenging. You will pass through scenic waterfalls and beautiful villages and bamboo forests along the journey.

There are large settlements of Sinuwa and Choomrong between Jhinu Danda and Bamboo. In these villages, you can find local people busy in their daily activities like farming and animal rearing, and other agricultural activities. You can observe the traditional attire along with their rural lifestyle.

Furthermore, the unique culture and incredible hospitality will enchant you. There are beautiful bamboo forests and natural trails in this peaceful journey. After a trek of around five hours, we will arrive at bamboo where you can find many lodges and tea houses. We will rest in the evening and spend the night at a teahouse in Bamboo.

Day 03: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali

Bamboo to Deurali Annapurna base camp trek 6 days

Maximum Altitude: 3230 meters (Deurali)

Trekking duration: 4 to 5 hours

We will start our journey from Bamboo to Deurali early in the morning after having breakfast. Our trail passes through a dense bamboo forest. You can feel certain dampness and coolness along the trail. We will then ascend green hills as the forest gets sparse and opens up gradually. After arriving at Himalaya, we can observe a glacial river down below.

The trail gets challenging as there get rugged and tough terrains. We will continue our journey from Himalaya to Hinku cave along a difficult trail that climbs steeply through a forest Hill. There is another bamboo forest that is much dryer on our way to Hinku Cave. There is a river that you need to cross on a suspended bridge.

After the final ascent along a scenic and peaceful route, we will arrive at Deurali. You can find the vegetation around the region depleting as we move up in the high altitude region. There are various small Rocky clips from where you can observe serene waterfalls.

This journey takes around 5 to 6 hours. Deurali is a beautiful settlement in the Annapurna region where you can find many tea houses and lodges for trekkers. We rest in the evening and spend the night at a teahouse in Deurali.

Day 04: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Maximum Altitude: 4130 meters (ABC)

Trekking duration: 5 to 6 hours

After having early morning breakfast we will start our journey from Deurali to Annapurna base camp which is our ultimate destination. The uphill climb on tough landscapes will take you past the avalanche site. The inspiring 360-degree views of snow-capped mountains is one of the highlights of our journey.

Trekkers need to be careful in higher altitudes rocky and slippery terrain. We will first arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp after working for a few hours. We will rest and explore around the base camp. Hence, this will help you with acclimatization as you will need to spend the night at ABC.

In addition, trekkers can get breathtaking views of the Annapurna range of mountains including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre Himal, Annapurna III, Mt. Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Gandharvachuli, and others. Also, we will further explore the area and take incredible pictures. After that, we will continue our journey to the famous ABC.

Finally, we will arrive at ABC after walking for around 2 hours from MBC. You can also observe various snow-clad mountain peaks from ABC. In fact, these mountain peaks include Annapurna III, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Mt. Gangapurna, Singu Chuli, Khangsar Kang, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and others.

Day 05: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa Danda

We will spend the night at camp in ABC observing the beautiful night sky. Also, we will observe a beautiful sunrise early in the morning looking at the snow-clad mountain peaks of the Annapurna region. Similarly, the base camp provides us with incredible views of the golden sun rays falling upon glistening to snowy mountain peaks.

The breathtaking views of the entire Annapurna range of mountains are the highlight of the place. Besides, after taking some stunning pictures while exploring around the basecamp area, we trek back to Sinuwa. Along the way back, we can observe a different perspective of the mountains along the same trail.

Furthermore, we will pass through the settlements of the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Himalaya, Dobhan, Deurali, and Bamboo to arrive at Sinuwa. You can trek comfortably as the route is mostly descending and less challenging. Besides, you can also go on a cultural exploration of the local community and learn about the lifestyle. Thereafter, we will arrive at Sinuwa after 5 to 6 hours where we will rest and spend the night.

Day 06: Trek from Sinuwa Danda to New Bridge and Drive to Pokhara

Will have an early morning breakfast in the cinema before continuing the trek back to Nayapul. Besides, we will pass through the forest trails back to the Chhomrong village. From Chhomrong village, you can either take the right to Ghandruk or left towards Jhinu Danda.

It will take you along the same path that you took earlier to arrive at Jhinu Danda. Chhomrong to Ghandruk pass through Kimche and finally meet Siwal at the old trail. In fact, this is a new route and will provide you with a new perspective of the Annapurna region.

From Siwal, we pass Birethanti along the bamboo forest to arrive at Nayapul. Thereafter, the Annapurna base camp 6 days trek comes to an end in a pool as we take a scenic bus drive to the lake city of Pokhara. Finally, you can rest in the hotel or explore around the city and its sightseeing points and spend the night at a hotel in Pokhara.

Factors To Consider For The Trek

Annapurna Base Camp in December

Acclimatization and hydration

Acclimatization and hydration are essential as they help you tackle altitude sickness which is one of the major difficulties along the trail. Moreover, trekkers must not hike more than 600m in altitude gain and sleep at a lower point than the maximum point along the trail.

In short, drinking water is also quite essential as dehydration is the primary cause of altitude sickness. Likewise, you can carry water purifying tablets so that you can fill water at teahouses and purify it to drink along the trail.

Guides and porters

Guides are essential parts of your trekking journey. A local professional guide will provide you with local insights along with navigation along the trail. Porters help you carry luggage along the trail. However, you can also get a porter-guide that will provide you services of both porters and guides at a lesser cost.

Time of trek

Generally, weather conditions are another aspect that you should consider before starting a trek. Spring and autumn are the best time to trek in the Annapurna region. Also, you can trek in stable weather conditions and mild temperatures. Besides that, you can also trek in the off-seasons with proper packing and preparation.

Training

Having a proper training regime is essential so that you can trek the rugged landscapes of the region. Overall, trekkers should start their training regime for two months or at least two weeks before starting this trek.

There are various activities like hiking, jogging, swimming, cycling, and other cardiovascular activities that you can perform. Besides, you should focus on your physical stamina and mental stability. In conclusion, a basic level of fitness will help you to tackle any challenges along the trail.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is necessary as well during high altitude Annapurna base camp trek 6 days. In addition, there are various challenges along the trail that increase the risk of avalanches and landslides along trails. Similarly, these travel insurance will provide you coverage from theft, accidents, medical emergencies, flight cancellations, helicopter evacuation, and others. Hence, it is essential to have travel insurance along the trail.

Some Essential Tips For Trek

  • You should pack according to season and keep only those items that are necessary.
  • You should carry cash in Nepali Rupees. Also, be aware of pickpockets and divide your money and keep your money in separate pockets.
  • Always walk at a gradual pace and rest well.
  • Hire professional guides and porters along trails.
  • Always check weather conditions before starting on this trek.
  • Regular acclimatization is essential to complete this trek.
  • Always manage your wastage along the trail

Packing List For Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List

Some of the items you need to pack for the trek are as follows:

Clothing

  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shirts
  • Thermal wears
  • Waterproof trekking pants
  • Fleece jackets
  • Down jacket
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Woolen gloves
  • Woolen trekking socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Raincoat

First Aid

  • Rehydration salts
  • Anti-nauseant medication
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Mosquito and insect repellent

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sanitizer

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Travel Permits
  • Travel insurance

Others

  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Local SIM card
  • Solar chargers

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The Final Say

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 6 days is a beautiful trek in the Annapurna region. Also, trekkers can take this outstanding adventure if they want to explore nature in a short amount of time. Moreover, this moderately challenging trek requires proper packing and preparation. Contact us for more details regarding this exciting trek package and book your trip now!

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