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Annapurna Base Camp Trek-6 days Kathmandu to ABC Trekking in Nepal 2023.2024

6 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu to ABC is so popular for nature and culture of Annapurna region. You will trek through beautiful villages, enjoying amazing landscapes and splendid views of Annapurna, Fishtail and Hiunchuli. The short ABC trek is for physically fit trekkers and hikers with limited time. Please don't miss Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal if you are on low budget and short time. For booking inquiry regarding 6-day Kathmandu to ABC trek departure dates of 2023.2024 with package price, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Kathmandu  ABC Trek

Trek Duration: 6 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m

Trek Cost: USD 530-USD 830

Group Size: 01 - 12 people.

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep Sharing

Start/End of Trek:  Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Kathmandu Annapurna base camp trek, a great 6-day trek in Nepal via Pokhara.

  • Kathmandu ABC Trek
  • 6 Days Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Essential Trek Info
  • FAQs

6-day Kathmandu Annapurna Base Camp Trek is for physically fit trekkers who want to trek ABC in a very short time. This is a legendary trek full of natural and cultural beauty with great view of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare, Gangapurna and Mardi Himal. The 360 degree view of mountains surrounding the Annapurna base camp. The trek goes uphill and downhill most of the days. A very good physical fitness level requires to enjoy trekking around Annapurna Base Camp from Kathmandu. ABC trek is highly recommended for solo trekkers and small group trekkers.

Hence, this is one of the best short treks in Annapurna provides you once in a life time experience. If you are willing to take the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in a relaxing way, we also have Annapurna Base Camp Trek of 12 days for you.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged trekking package to Annapurna base camp trek.Please write us email know about these package price and what is inclusion in the price. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip package.

Seasons for Trekking Annapurna Base Camp
Spring and Autumn are the best time trekking to Annapurna base camp. Winter is also a better time trek to Annapurna base camp. It is quite and less crowds of trekkers encounter on the trail but colder. There will be also a risk of upcoming avalanche during this season.  It is still possible Annapurna base camp trek in summer, the rainy season is not highly recommend. Because no clear visibility of the mountain and also leeches on the trail, everyday rainfall and landslides may disturb you on the trek. 

Annapurna Base Camp trek route/itinerary
There are 2/3 routes that you can trek to ABC. From this, you can plan out many itineraries. All routes coincide at Chhomrong and follow the same path to the base camp.The trail can go straight to the Annapurna Base Camp or take a detour to Ghorepani Poon Hill or take a smaller detour to Ghandruk or both. You can make the climbing stop and returning stop at different villages. Of course, taking different routes causes plus or minus 3-4 days. In general, the trek starts from Pokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

Accommodation on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You will get basic tea house/trekking lodges accommodation on the trek. The room with twin beds and a dorm room with 4-6 beds. They are small but cozy and tidy. Rooms with wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, and attached bathrooms (not everywhere) and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available except Bamboo, Dovan, Deurali, MBC, Himalaya and ABC.For solo female travelers can get single room except Himalaya and ABC on request.We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Meals
On our full fledged trekking package, we do provide three times meals each day on the trekking.Breakfast and Dinner you have to eat at tea house where you stay.For lunch you will stop anyone of the tea house on the trail.There are different food options you can choose from Menu. 

Breakfast Options-Tibetan Breads, Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles, and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.

Lunch Options–Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, Yak steak and desserts items.

Dinner Options- Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, Yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available

Desert and Snack Options-Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

Hot Drinks Option–Hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice.

Note: On the tea houses, Menu offers plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to request you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit Cost
You need two permits to trek to Annapurna Base Camp.One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) card that cost US $ 30. Second is Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that costs US $20. This we organize you once we get scan passport copy and passport size Photographs. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Annapurna Base Camp is a moderately difficult trek. So, any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. The highest altitude you will reach at 4190 m,the Annapurna base camp trek. On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day.  Sometimes your working hour is only 4 to 5  hours. While during pleasant and easy trails you walk for 6 to 7 hours.You will walk frequently on uphills and downhills trails of village and forest almost everyday.So, please consider that trekking in the mountains is not easy.

Last-Minute Booking
You can make last minute booking a day before this trek gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form, by sending us an email, messages on Whats app and by calling. But, Last minute booking is not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet tours.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Chhomrong(2140m) via Pokhara.
Kathmandu to Pokhara(950m) by flight and drive to Siwai/Motqyu (1230m) via Nayapul(1010m) for 3 hours,Trek to Chhommrong(2140m,4 hours walk)
Day 2: Chommrong to Himalaya(2920m, 18km, 7 to 8 hours)
The trail descends down a stone staircase to the Chhomrong Khola and we continue climbing to small village named Sinuwa (2340m). The trail leads us through the dense forest further on. Then the route travels very steeply down a rock bank through thick bamboo at the bottom of the gorge to Bamboo. And after lunch we go up along the Modi Khola forest to the Dovan. All the way we will climb through serene bamboo and rhododendron mixed forests nearby the Himalayan Hotel. Stay overnight at tea house.
Day 3: Himalaya to Machhapuchre Base Camp(3700m, 3 to 4 hours) and visit Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) back to MBC(3 to 4 hours)
Risk of snow avalanches during spring in the area that we need to cross early in the morning. The area, known as Hinko cave used for porter’s shelter in previous time. We then continue to Deurali. On the ridge above Hinko is the stretch of trail that is subject to avalanches. The trail leads us into the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp for our overnight stay. The trail goes uphill for few hours passing some roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine - this area is windy and often snowbound. The trail climbs on past the Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m), which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. From here to Annapurna Base Camp, we’ll walk upon 2 hours of trail offering wonderful Himalaya scenery like: Hiunchuli (6,441m), South Annapurna (7,219m), Annapurna I (7,219m), Tent Peak/ Tharpu Chuli ( 5,665m), Singu Chuli/Fluted Peak (6,501m), Gangapurna (7,544m), Annapurna III (7,219m)-only can see from MBC, Gandharwa Chuli (6,248m) and Machhapuchhre /Fishtail (6,997m). You will feel in another planet while get in Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) known as Annapurna Sanctuary. An amazing of snow capped mountains are surrounding around you. After explore at ABC, you will walk back to MBC for overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 4: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Jhinu Danda /hot spring (1780m, 8 to 9 hours)
After breakfast we drop down to Bamboo, collecting boundless experiences. This morning we glimpse sunrise and the last evening sunset over Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna Fangs. The unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular as it’s totally surrounded by mountains. We know come to know why this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. After having spent a great time here, we retrace the journey back to Jhinu Danda /hot spring for the overnight stay. The trail follows the same route until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forests with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhre. From the ancient Gurung village Chomrong, the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot springs. Stay overnight at tea house.
Day 5: Jhinu Danda to Siwai/Motqyu (1230m, 3 to 4 hours, drive to Pokhara (950m, 3 hours)
In the morning you will visit Hot Spring /Tatopani beside the Modi Khola river bank, where you can bathe in natural hot springs, walking only 20 minutes from Jhinu Danda. Then back to teahouse for breakfast and the trail for today first descends to the Komrong Khola and gets New Bridge, where you follow the river bank and through the forest to the Siwai/Motqyu (1,230m) through Kyum. We will drive back to Pokhara by sharing Jeep  or bus to pokhara it takes 3 to 4 hours. Stay at Pokhara for overnight.
Day 6: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive back to Kathmandu for 6 hours scenic drive through on the main highway road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, and high hills. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Katmandu please us know to book your flight ticket in advance. It takes about 30 minutes flying time with spectacular views of the Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests.

Cost Includes

  • Tourist Bus transfer- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during 6 days ABC trek.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by taxi/jeep/bus transfer
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner(the main course) during trekking
  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in case of emergency(paid by your Travel Insurance)
  • All the government taxes and company service charge.
Cost Not Includes
  • Airport pick up and departure transfer.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer or flight cost between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Additional cost that beyond our control due to the landslides, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Season for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
You can go to Annapurna Base Camp trek any time of the year. Yet, the monsoon is not a good time. There is heavy rainfall during the evening or night but the dark clouds are ever present. This means bad too, no view of the beautiful peaks. It also means leeches, mosquitoes, possible landslides and slippery roads. But, this is the time when animals are most active. If you are a keen biologist, then monsoon is best for you.

Autumn Season-Autumn is the best time to do this trek. Autumn is a dry season that offers clear blue sky and moderate temperature. This is the best time do any trek in Annapurna and is, therefore, very crowded.

Winter Season-You could go during December if you would like it to be quieter. ABC is possible in winter as well. Dry air and clear sky with the  best visibility but, during winter, it will be very cold and will snow. If you plan to trek in December, you need to prepare well with appropriate packaging.Starting from January, you need to be careful about the avalanche when traveling from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This stretch is prone to avalanche. Trekkers should be careful no matter what time in a year they are trekking when trekking from Deurali to MBC.

Spring Season-Spring is another best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. Watch out for the avalanche though. Listen to the locals for the news about the avalanche ahead. In spring, the trail will bloom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region, a good time to go for botanists.

Electricity and Charging Battery-You can charge batteries en route. For this, you need to bring your charger. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for it.

Money Matter-There are no ATM on this trek route. You have to draw enough cash from Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are many ATMs in these cities. Everything you do is in Nepali rupees. So, you need to carry enough Nepali currency before you set off for the ABC trek.

WiFi and Internet-You will have enough Internet access in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you in your home country and at losing connection is very common at times.

Guide and Porter Cost- For ABC trek, pay for guides range from $25 to $35 per day and porters take $20 to $30 per day.

Tipping-People have become used to receiving tips. However, there is no set amount as tipping is a westerner created culture. They will be happy to receive what you see fit to give. If you feel confused, trekkers have taken 15% of the total pay as the standard.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Equipment
Here is a general idea of what you should bring to Annapurna Base Camp trekking.What to pack for the trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome. It may cause health issues or ruin your mood.
-A few pairs of Thermal tops
-Fleece jacket/pullover
-Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
-Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
-Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
-Mittens/woolen gloves
-Warm Hiking socks
-Trekking sue with spare laces
-Pair of flip flop
-Underwear & Swimming costume
-Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
-Sun hat/scarf
-Sunglasses
-Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Trekking poles (Not 100%)
-Day bag above 40 L
-1 set- Headlamp
-Small lock for the day backpack
-Reusable water bottles- 2 liters
-Water purification tablets/ electric light
-Wash towel
-Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
-Rain poncho
-Basic personal first aid kit

Travel Insurance-For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs in the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.

Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

High Altitude Sickness-Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,50 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
6.Blocked nose
7.Dry cough
8.Mild headache
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.

Medical Facilities and Treatment-Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.

Alcohol and Caffeine-Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.
Monsoon-The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.

Departure Tax-All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.

Safety and Security-We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.

Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. Swimming, including is always at your own risk.

Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Money Matters-Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.As currency exchange rates in Nepal fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of June 2022 the exchange rate for NEPAL was 1 USD = 122 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard but these are limited to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 4%-6% transaction fee.

Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

Passports-As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.

Nepal Visas-All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US $30: Multi Entry Visa for 30 days - US $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $125. All travellers are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to get visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.

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