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Annapurna Base Camp; Trek Information Details

Annapurna Base Camp Trek  Highlights

  • The famous Lake City in Nepal, Pokhara, starting point of the trek.
  • Homestay and Gurung village.
  • Explore Gurung and Magar villages, their culture and tradition as well as their local lifestyle.
  • Poon Hill - the famous and attractive viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise and sunset view over the Annapurna range.
  • Hot spring and natural shower in Jhinu Danda.
  • Breathe taking a view of snow-capped mountains including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchree, Himchuli, and other peaks.
  • Explore various kinds of rare flora and fauna in the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Trekking in Nepal is a wonderful experience. ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP is one of the most popular and classic trekking destinations in Nepal located directly north of the beautiful city Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings you to the heart of the Himalayas.

Mount Annapurna is the world's 10th highest mountain with a height of 8091meters. Enjoying the amazing view of snow-capped mountains and Himalayan flora and fauna, Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings you to the lap of the world's 10th highest peak; Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Annapurna South (7219m), The Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6993m) and Himchuli (6441m), and many more.

This is one of the shorter and easier treks compared to some other high-altitude treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing adventure walk through culturally rich villages, diverse landscapes, different climates, rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, Gurung villages, and a large variety of flora and fauna. Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers to breathe stopping mountain view and the opportunity to explore the typical Nepali village, local people, and their traditional way of living life.

Along the way to Annapurna Base Camp, you will visit Poon Hill -the famous viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise and sunset views during the morning and evening. You will also see the hot water pool at Jhinu Danda where you can relax your body. The hot spring blows all your tiredness and relaxes your legs.

Trekkers also get the chance to explore the ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA which is rich in wildlife with varieties of rare flora and fauna; Rhododendrons, Pine, Musk deer, Leopard, Langur Monkey, and many other plants and animals. This area is also famous for its unique birds. Breathe stopping view of mountains, traditional Gurung village, Poon Hill, and Annapurna Conservation Area are the major highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from the beautiful lake city Pokhara the second capital city of Nepal. Pokhara is also one of the desirable tourist destinations. This place is famous for paragliding, bungee, boating, and the lakes. You can explore many stupas, temples, lakes, and the beauty of this beautiful city Pokhara.

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp starts at Nayapul after 2 hours drive from Pokhara. The trail passes through Birethanti,  Ramghai, Sudame,  Hille, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Banthanti, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Sinuwa, Deurali, and our final destination ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP.

Annapurna Base Camp

DIFFICULTY LEVEL IN ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the easiest treks in Nepal compared to other high-altitude treks. This trek is very moderate and has a low chance of altitude sicknesses. Anyone having good health condition and stamina can easily do this trek and can get the pleasure of nature walking during the trek. The routes are a mix of steep so you need to be a little careful while walking. You need to walk for about 6-7 hours daily.

Difficulty can be faced only in the case of bad weather and disturbance in the trail caused by natural disasters. Having past trekking, camping, or hiking experience will make the trek easier.

FOOD DURING THE ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

The ABC route is completely inhabited by people and villages. Compared to other trekking routes, eatery options are more on this trek. The meals will be served from the teahouse or a lodge menu where we stay.

Bread toast with jam, butter, or honey, pancakes, eggs cooked as per your preferred style, and chapati is available for breakfast. You will be served traditional Nepali food like rice, curry, soup, lentils, pickles, and Nepali-style cooked meat for lunch. For dinner, you can enjoy traditional food made using local ingredients as well as you can order Tibetan., continental, or Italian food as per the menu. Filter water, hot drinks, and cold drinks are easily available.

Annapurna Base Camp

ACCOMMODATION DURING ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

Teahouses, lodges, and Guesthouses are available for accommodation during the trek. The rooms are very simple and comfortable with one or two beds having very little furniture and AC & heater facilities are not available.

The least accommodation provides attached bathrooms; most of all have shared baths and restrooms. Some will provide a hot shower but in the absence of a hot shower, you are free to ask for a bucket of hot water. And if you want to enjoy the local lifestyle of people, you can book your accommodation on Homestay also where you will get the chance to enjoy local food, tradition, and culture locals.

PERMIT AND COST FOR ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

Even though the location of Annapurna Base Camp is within the Annapurna Conservation Area, trekkers must have an individual ACAP entry permit. Two passport-size photographs are needed to apply for the permit. The permit fee for SAARC Nationals is NPR 200/-(Two hundred only), and for other nationals, it costs NPR 3000/- (Three thousand only). Children bow the age of 10 do not need any entry fee.

Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card is required to hike to Annapurna Base Camp. For this, you need a copy of your passport and two passport size photographs and Nepali currency correspondent to $20 / per person (Green TIMS card) for individual travelers and $10/per person (Blue TIMS card) for group travelers, to apply for the TIMS card. TIMS cards can be get at the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

THE MAIN ATTRACTION OF ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and easiest treks in Nepal. Every year many tourists enter Nepal to explore nature and the attractive mountain views. Here are some main attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

 Mount Annapurna 8091m/26538ft

Mt Annapurna itself is the main attraction of the ABC Trek. Mt. Annapurna is the world's tenth highest mountain having a height of 8091 meters. Annapurna Base Camp trekking will offer you an attractive and beautiful view of Mt. Annapurna and a close view of its surrounding peaks. The view of the Annapurna will erase all the tiredness and difficulties you face during the trek and relax your mind and soul.

Annapurna Base Camp

Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12136ft)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base of Mt. Machhapuchre (Mt. Fishtail) which is the neighbor peak of Mt. Annapurna with a height of 6993m.  This peak is famous for its unique shape like a Fishtail so it's called Mt. Fishtail. The Machhapuchhre Base Camp is also a popular destination for trekking that offers breathe taking and gorgeous views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, and other neighboring mountains. The Annapurna Base Camp trail goes a crossing the Machhapuchhre Base Camp so, it provides you the experience of a two-base camp trek.

Jhinu Hot Spring

On this journey to the Annapurna Base Camp, there is a natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda which will provide your body a sort of relaxation. It works as magic on your tired legs. Jhinu Danda is a small settlement on the top of the ridges with little teahouses and shops. You will enjoy the hot spring and fresh environment that will blow your body pain and all the tiredness.

Rural Nepalese Lifestyle

During this trek, you will get the chance to explore the local cultural villages and Gurung and Magar people enjoying their ancient culture and tradition. You will cross some famous villages during the trek; Ghorepani, Chhomrong, Dovan, and more. The traditional houses with unique culture, the museum, the gompa, and the temple will make your journey extra interesting.

 Ghorepani Village

Ghorepani is a famous rest spot for trekkers with the thick settlement of Gurung and Magar people. This village provides you breathe stopping views of snow-covered mountains. From exploring the Hindu temple of the village, you will enjoy local cultural programs and the remote lifestyle of the people.

Annapurna Base Camp

Poon Hill View Point (3210m/10529ft)

Poon Hill is the most famous and beautiful destination lies on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint where the beautiful sunrise and sunset are viewed. Poon Hill provides you with amazing views of beautiful mountains like Dhaulagiri 8167m, Manaslu 8163m, and overall Annapurna which makes your journey more beautiful and enjoyable.

Annapurna Conservation Area

Annapurna Conservation Area is the largest area of Nepal which covers an area of 76w9 meters in the Annapurna region. This area is one of the major attractions of the Annapurna region. Annapurna Conservation Area is enlarged across Kaski, Lamjung, Myagdi, Manang, and Mustang districts. The conservation area is rich in wildlife, some rare animals like snow leopards, blue sheep, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar can be seen here which makes your journey more exciting.

BEST SEASON TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best seasons for ABC TREK. The Autumn season is the best season for the trek in Nepal. The Autumn season comes after the monsoon season which clears all the dust and pollution from the environment and provides a clean fresh environment. ABC Trek this season offers you the chance to enjoy the crystal-clear view of mountains, Himalayan flora, and fauna. It provides the opportunity to explore the local people's lifestyle, their cultural programs, and festival that occurs during this season.

The Spring season is the 2nd best season for trekking. The perfect weather and bloomed rhododendron conduct many tourists during this time. Adventure walk to the Annapurna Base Camp this season offers you a clear crystal view of mountains with heavenly flora and fauna. You can enjoy the eye-catching view of snow-covered peaks and experience temperature during the morning and evening. These seasons are the best and most friendly for trekking.

 

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