Catch gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while spending nights in beautiful mountain villages during the Annapurna base camp trek. Follow an adventurous trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), the tenth-highest mountain in the world. Join Nepal Pioneer Treks on this 14 days lifetime journey in the Himalayas, where the efforts outweigh the efforts.
Trek through lush rhododendron forests and terraces. Cross thrilling suspension bridges & pastures and walk on the glacier. Unwind and rejuvenate as the days pass by. Spend nights in comfortable lodges operated by the locals. Get to have close interaction with the villagers and observe their daily lifestyle.
The Annapurna base camp trek covers approximately 130 km. You will be trekking to the heart of the Himalayas, enjoying spectacular views of the snow-clustered mountains like Annapurna I (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), etc. Along the way, verdant hills, river valleys, and gorges also decorate the route.
Annapurna base camp trek is a perfect trek for beginners who are looking to hike in Nepal. It is a two-week-long trek that lets you explore two famous tourist cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara, along with the natural wonders of the Annapurna region. The Annapurna base camp trekking is a guided tour. One of our experienced and trained guides will accompany you in the mountains.
What to expect during the Annapurna base camp trek?
The Annapurna base camp trek 14 days begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. From Pokhara, you'll take a short drive to the village of Hile (1,430 m), where the trek officially begins. Follow a well-marked trail through the Modi Khola river valley, passing through the villages of Ulleri (2,020 m), Ghorepani (2,840 m), and Tadapani (2,610 m) during the first days of the trek.
Ghorepani village offers a striking mountain panorama and is surrounded by pretty rhododendrons. You will hike to Pook Hill (3,210 m) viewpoint to witness a wonderful sunrise and stretching views of the western Himalayan mountains. The trail then goes by Kimrong Khola and Chomrong Khola. Trekking past Ghandruk (2,012 m), Chomrong (2,140 m), and Himalaya Hotel (2,950 m) rise above the treeline.
The trail further follows a steep, rocky path to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and gradually ascends to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m). Unlike the Everest base camp trek, you get to spend the night at Annapurna base camp in a lodge. The return trek from ABC descends to Bamboo (2,345 m) and passes by Jhinu Danda (1,780 m). In Jhinu Danda, you can spend time relaxing in a natural hot spring. The Annapurna base camp trek ends in Syauli Bazaar (1,220 m), and you commute back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Peek into the lifestyle and culture of the natives in the Annapurna region
The Annapurna base camp trek route is home to many ethnic groups. In the lower altitude, Brahmans and Chhetris reside. The upper villages are home to Gurungs, Magars, Rais, and other communities. While trekking through the villages, you will not only see but also experience the authentic mountain lifestyle untouched by the modern world.
Locals have different mother tongues and traditions, but live happily in one community. There are temples, stupas, prayer flags, and chortens scattered around the trail. Your guide will introduce you to them and share their fascinating beliefs & stories.
Annapurna base camp trek difficulty & altitude sickness
Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal is a moderate trek. The trail does not see any drastic change in elevation suddenly. You will gradually gain elevation over the period of the trek, therefore the chances of altitude sickness are very low. In the off case, even if you get symptoms, our trained guide will give your first aid and ensure your safety.
The trekking route is uneven, with a handful of steep sections. You will cross a few landslide-prone areas and avalanche-prone areas. A daily walk is 5 to 6 hours long. If you are in good shape and can endure the limits that come with trekking in the Himalayas, you can do Annapurna base camp trekking.
Book Annapurna base camp trek 2023 spring/autumn departure
If you are in quest of the best Annapurna base camp trek package, then our 14 days itinerary is surely the one. You can join our Annapurna base camp trek 2023 departure, either in spring or autumn. We also do offseasons trekking on special requests.
If you are already in Nepal, you have the option to join the Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara. This will cut down your accommodation cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara. To know more in detail about the Annapurna base camp trek cost, get in touch with us.
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