Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Trekking is a pioneer trekking route in Nepal. It was the first of the few trekking trails to be opened for trekkers in Nepal. Situated near Pokhara, Annapurna Trek is the most popular trekking region in Nepal, with almost a hundred thousand trekkers visiting every year.
Annapurna Trekking offers you an opportunity to taste the amazing and magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges along with the unique biodiversity and the culture of Thakali, Gurung, and Magar communities. The region is home to Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world, and Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world.
At one point on the trekking route, you will be able to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of almost 11 towering snow-covered mountain peaks. There are a lot of trekking trail variations within the Annapurna region with 1 to 2-day hikes to 20 days strenuous treks. Some of the major points along the trek are Poonhill, Ghorepani, Annapurna Base Camp (4210m), Muktinath, Jomsom among others. The route to Ghorepani and Annapurna sanctuary starts from Birethanti, and as you trek upward ahead you will encounter on the way the beautiful Gurung villages of Ghandrung, Chhomrong, Dhampus, and the rural communities of Modi Khola.
Annapurna Base Camp takes you to the heart of Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp, and Fishtail Base Camp. The trek passes through the famous Annapurna Conservation Area and small unique villages along the way such as Chhomrong, Dovan, Bamboo, Kyumi, etc. The base camp of Fishtail and Annapurna offers magnificent views of the entire Annapurna ranges including Hiunchuli, Tent peak, Gangapurna and etc.
We will also hike up to Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints to watch the spectacular Himalayan views of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre or Fishtail ranges. En route, we will pass through Gurung villages and rhododendron forests.
The trails of Annapurna will reward you with a stunning combination of towering peaks and dramatic valleys. Rest and relax overnight in tea houses, where youll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world and encounter friendly locals.
In the course of long trekking, you will observe with enthusiasm the lifestyle of the farmers dedicated to making their lands fertile. Moreover, this trekking route apart from others could also be a destination for nature lovers. Annapurna region is home to unique biodiversity and local culture. Community-led Annapurna Conservation Area Project has been playing a major role in the promotion and conservation of nature and culture.
Annapurna Trek is best done from September to November and March to May.