Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads you to the heart of the world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna stands above 8,091 m and 26,545 ft high. the first 8,000 meters mountains ever climbed by French Expeditions in 1950. three years before Mt. Everest was summited in 1953.
Annapurna base camp Nepal Trek region, located Nepal North Mid West Himalaya which is directly north of famous and popular touristic destination Pokhara, a place for awesome views of massive Annapurna range with majestic Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ a virgin, the unclimbed peak of Himalaya, Mardi Himal Trek routes join in Pitam Deorali
Scenic Pokhara valley and the city where Annapurna reflects on its calm Phewa and Begnas lakes, a place for all kinds of adventure sports as well route to many trekking destinations around Annapurna areas. The walk leads from Pokhara with a short drive into high hills covered within green vegetation and tall trees of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), oaks, magnolia, and pine forest where the route follows Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp and beautiful sanctuary.
Trekking along with amazing panorama mountains in the harmony of traditional Gurung villages Ghandruk, Jhinu, and Chhomrong enriched with the colorful culture of age-old heritage with Buddhist religion as walk leads into a gorge with overnights in lodges on route Bamboo-Dovan-Himalaya-Deurali to reach Machapuchare base camp.
From Machapuchare base camp where Annapurna Sanctuary begins as, walks lead into a plateau overlooking an amphitheater of peaks that surrounds you as the route ends at Annapurna circuit trek with an altitude of above 4,130 m / 13, 629 ft. Annapurna is probably the only base camp in the whole Himalaya with facilities of warm and cozy nice lodges to stay with rooms overlooking views of snow-clad peaks including choice of meals as per the menu set by the local lodge.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek rewards you with a panorama of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft), and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli. ABC trek is suitable for all types of travelers including Nepalese and across the border for Indian nationality as well, for western or foreign trekkers where TIM (Trekking Information Management System) is applied with ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
Annapurna Base Camp Trek “the journey of lifetime holiday experience in Himalaya!
Annapurna Base Camp Trek(short form ABC) probably the best legendary and classical trekking route in the mountain world offers to breathe stopping panorama sunrise views over its 8091m peaks, give an opportunity to experience the typical Nepalese villages, the traditional living way of local people and their life in Himalaya Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp walking route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes in the region, Charming villages of Gurungs and Magars with lashed green Rhododendron (Nepal National flower), bamboo and alpine forests up to last and final destination of Annapurna Base Camp at the high altitude of 4130m (13546feet.)
The Annapurna trail is equally a delight for natural experiences. The day climbs the first viewpoint of our trekking from Poon Hill, we leave our big luggage ii Ghorepani Hotel. As soon caught the best panorama sunrise excursion step down to Ghorepani for a hot trekking breakfast before making a journey to Tadapani. Poon hill is one of the excellent sunrise viewpoints around the Mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m the six in Nepal and seventh highest in the world, the Annapurna mountain Range and secret fishtail (Machhapuchhare) in Nepal. On the far northern part, the Butterfly Peaks, Tukuche Peaks in the north part are all visible from the top of Poon Hill 3,210m/10,529feet. (SHOULD WE SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE REACH BEFORE ABC, in this part?). Finding ourselves in the base of massive Annapurna I (8091m) with 360 degrees Mountain View is incredibly beautiful that is beyond our imagination that is an unforgettable lifetime holiday experience in Nepal Himalaya.
Natural Hot spring
There is a natural hot spring 10minute down to Modi river from Jhinu Danda hotels, can enjoy yourself spiritually in a natural hot spring with bathing areas in the lap of the mountain peak. Locals people around believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your body aches and pains.
Annapurna People and Culture
The locals we will encounter along the way to Annapurna Base Camp Route are mixed ethnic groups. There are Brahmans and Chhetris in the lower part of elevations and Mongoloid face people in Himalaya or higher elevation. Ethnic groups are Gurung and Magar people in the area, one of the famous British Gurkha regiments. If you wondering to explore cultural and traditional Nepal heritages in the Himalaya region then Nepal Base Camp Treks highly suggest you trek to Upper Mustang, Langtang Tamang Heritage, Manaslu, and Everest region too. But no doubt that Annapurna is the best for scenery as some 56,000 people trek there every year.
How to Get there and away
Like most of the famous Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit crossing Thorong-La pass (5416M), Annapurna Base Camp Trek above 4000m also starts and ends in Pokhara 800m – first beautiful city and naturally blessed place to relax after several day hikes in the Annapurna region. Approximately 200km to the west from Kathmandu by road and 25 minutes fly by air. Several domestic airlines run a daily flight between Kathmandu to Pokhara which cost USD 125.00 per person during the main trekking season and USD 100 in the offseason for foreigners, Nepal people and Indian passport holders get quite cheaper at USD 50 to USD 80 per person. Drive about 7-8 hours by normal tourist bus, Local buses and microbuses leave every one hour from new bus park Kathmandu till 3 pm. GreenLine Buses (USD 25.00 per person including lunch on the way) and other tourist buses live every morning from Kantipath. Nepal Base Camp Team happily arrange and handle everything on your request.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary (ABC Trek Itinerary in short form) will be 7 days from Pokhara following river Modi or start from Kande via Landruk village. If trek via Poon Hill viewpoint 9 days from/to Pokhara and 11 days from Kathmandu depending on your timetable and physical fitness in high altitude. Most of the people trek 12days Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill Circuit which is relaxing and allows you to get extra acclimatized and the suitable itinerary will be 10 to 12 days. The itinerary can be even more than 2 days longer if we trek back to Kande via Himalpani, Landruk, Pothana. Starting from Nayapul – Chhomrong and straight up to Annapurna Base Camp and back to the Nayapul same way along the Modi Khola River is the shortest itinerary route. Most Korean trekkers do the same.NBCT carefully designed a 10-12days itinerary is for relaxing and comfortable trekkers. Nepal Base Camp Treks can organize in 7 days including domestic flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu and start the trek on the same day. We also offer a tailor-made trip to Annapurna Base Camp.
How difficult to Trek Annapurna Base Camp?
Many people ask how difficult to trek Annapurna Base Camp, it is a very moderate route and doesn’t demand advanced physical fitness levels to get there, so everyone can enjoy and take pleasure in nature walking during the trek. Also, those who are trekking with children or family can also get pleasure from this trek. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani loop allows your body to get adapted and acclimatized before high altitude. Also, it helps you to keep your body in excellent shape and you can tackle physically depending on an aerobatic walk into a thin air area. The visitor having previous trekking experience with a fit body can complete it within a short period of time. The highest elevation we will gain is 4130m/13,546feet from sea level.
When to trek Annapurna Base Camp?
From mid-September as soon rainy season stop to mid-December and mid-March to May are the best trekking seasons to do Annapurna Base Camp. Mid-June to mid-September are still rainy months but this time is best for keen botanists and has a clear sky sometimes and is less touristic. During the trek, it offers grand spectacles of colorful blooming rhododendron flowers during the month of February, March, and April. The view of Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges with the rising sun shining on its superb views of this trek. The highlight of this trip is you will climb Poon Hill 3210m at dawn to enjoy one of the views of the most brilliant mountains on the Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped Himalayan Giants, (Dhaulagiri 8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), among many other peaks, gradually become visible magically before your eyes. This trek also offers great opportunities to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a limited short time of trekking. If you would like to avoid crowd trekking season then highly recommended to trek in December and February. The temperature is a little cold in the mornings but not unbearable and warmer during daylight and clear sky with a fantastic view most of the days.
Nepal Base Camp Treks will send you the list of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing Gear List specifically required for this trekking once your booking is confirmed with us. But in the meantime consider buying some good trekking boots to protect ankles and start using them
Tentative Outline Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival Kathmandu Nepal Transfer To Overnight Selected Hotels
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 6-8 Hours, Overnight Pokhara Hotel
Day 03: Drive to Ulleri village (1960m), 3 hours and trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 4-5 hours walk. Overnight in Snow View lodge.
Day 04: Hike Poon Hill (3210m), trek to Tadapani (2675), 5 hrs walk. Overnight Green view lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m), 4-5 hours walk. Overnight in Excellent lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2930m), 5-7 hours walk. Overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), 6-7 hours walk. Overnight Sanctuary lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Bamboo (2310m), 7 hours walk. Overnight in Buddha lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Jhinu (1780m), 4-5 hours walk. Overnight in Namaste lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, Overnight in selected hotels
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu (provided bus tickets) overnight at selected hotels
Trip Note: “NBCT paramount concern is your safety” while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Team. Please note that your trek leader has the authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is necessary due to your safety concerns.
NBCT every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary as it is; however, since this adventure weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unseen natural disasters etc can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trekking leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
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