Annapurna Base Camp Trek


Annapurna Base Camp Trek is likely the world’s best iconic and classic treks-also best and customized trail to Annapurna region of the Himalayan country, Nepal. Moreover, this trek offers breathe stopping Mountain View, give an opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village. Also, the local individuals and their traditional way of living. Basically, Annapurna is 8,091 m (26,545 ft.) high and base camp at 4,130m above sea level. The route of the Annapurna Base Camp goes through spectacular and peaceful landscapes. Also with  charming villages of Gurung and Magar, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo. Besides this, alpine forests to the last and final destination of the trip.

One of the best holiday experience with Natural Scenery 

Annapurna region is located in the main northern part of Nepal stretching alongside Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki River in the west to the eastern Marshyangdi River. Besides, the region is an incredible combination of natural and cultural elements. Experiencing the local cultures and traditions, see the flora and fauna such as rhododendron, pine, oak, fir trees, and reptiles. They can also see gharials, leopards, langur monkeys, rhesus monkeys, bears, musk deer. And, enjoy the panoramic views of the hills such as Himchuli Barahi Sikhar, Glacier Dom, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre. Besides this, they can view Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Annapurna III which makes the trip more interesting and enjoying.

Expediting to Annapurna Base Camp within 7 days offers you the best path covering areas such as Pokhara, Nayapul, Ghandruk, Chhomrong. And also along with Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalayas, Deurali, MBC(Machhapuchre Base Camp), Siwali and Kyumi. The route goes through these locations where you encounter the distinctive community. This community has its own cultures, traditions and values, and also natural scenery.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC in short form) Trek itinerary will be 7 to 12 days from/to Pokhara and 2 to 4 days transportation day from/to Kathmandu depending on your time and level of your physical fitness. Most people walk through Ghorepani Poon Hill to Annapurna Base Camp which is relaxing. And also, allows you to get acclimatized and the itinerary will take 10 to 12 days. But if we walk back to Pokhara through villages of Landruk, Tolka, Pothana Dhampus and finish the tour at Phedi, the itinerary can be even longer than 2 days.

Moreover, the shortest route is from Nayapul-Jhunu-Chhumrung to Base Camp and back to Nayapul along the Modi Khola River. The 10 days itinerary is for relaxing and comfortable trekkers. And, the precise and shortest itinerary will be of 7 days. The best itinerary for ABC during this trek are mainly Pokhara-Tikhe Dhunga, Tikhe Dhunga-Ghorepani, Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani, Tadapani-Chhomrung, Chhomrung-Dovan, Dovan-Annapurna Base Camp. And from the base camp to Bamboo and again to Bamboo-Chhomrung, Chhomrung-Ghandruk and at last Ghandruk-Pokhara.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

With regard to the difficulty of this walk, it is very mild and does not require sophisticated levels of physical fitness. So, during this walk, anyone can enjoy and can also enjoy nature walking. Also, those who are traveling with children can also get pleasure from this trek. Trekking Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani enables elevated altitude adaption and acclimatization of your body. Besides this, it also enables you to maintain your body in better form and, depending on your aerobic walk, you can physically tackle it in thin air. Moreover, Visitor having previous trekking experience with a fit body can trek it within a short period of time.

When to trek?

The best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is from mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring). Besides, June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months but this time is best for botanists and sometimes it has a clear sky. Also, it offers grand spectacles of blooming rhododendron flowers during the month of March, April, and May during the hike. One of the magnificent views of this trek is the view of Mt.Dhaulagiri with the rising sun on it. Visitors can also climb Poon Hill at dawn at the end of this trek to enjoy one of the most wonderful views of the Earth’s mountains.

However, this trek provides excellent possibilities to experience the beauty of the region of Annapurna with a brief time of trekking. As the sun touches the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Giants (Dhaulagiri 8,167 m) and Annapurna (8,091 m) gradually becomes magically noticeable to the eyes. We recommend to trek in winter (December- February) if any of the visitors would like to avoid the crowd. Besides, the temperature is warm during the day hikes and a clear sky with the most fantastic views. In the morning it is quite cold but it is not unbearable.

Further Afield

Visitor can walk back through the villages of Ghandruk, Landruk, Tolka, Pothana and Australian Camp on their Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Besides this, they can explore the charming hamlet, culture, people and enjoy 1 or 2 days extra in nature.