Annapurna Base Camp Trek also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek is one of the most...
- Annapurna Region
- 4130 m
- 2 to Above
- March-May / September-November
Annapurna Base Camp Trek also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek is one of the most visited trekking trails in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to the base camp of Annapurna I (8,091m), the world’s tenth highest mountain. The scenic and challenging part of this trek attracts many hikers from different parts of the world.
While trekking, you will enjoy the glimpse of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m.), Mt.Annapurna II (7,939m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m.), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993m.) Mt. Hiuchuli (6,441m.), Mt. Lamjung (6,986m.). The base camp is incredibly spectacular, set amidst the Himalayan peaks. Your trekking journey to Annapurna Base Camp begins in Pokhara but there are 2 main trekking routes that you can plan and follow up to the base camp. Exciting Himalaya has outlined the itinerary via Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking route that meets at Chomrong and takes you to Annapurna Base Camp. Many trekkers prefer this circuit route – Nayapul-Ghorepani- Chomrong Annapurna Base Camp and ends in Nayapul.
The itinerary that we have presented here takes 13days, starting from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu). From Pokhara, we head to Nayapul by a means of local transport, then hike north up to Ghorepani and the popular viewpoint at Poon hill. Then from Ghorepani, you turn eastward and walk gently to Chomrong. From Chomrong you will head to the north entering the Modi Kola Valley which takes you to the Base Camp. This route is indeed very rewarding in itself.
This trek can easily be done by a family with children as well. On ABC trek you will be absolutely immersed in greenery. Rich vegetation will surround you throughout the trek. Flora and fauna will change repeatedly, but the lushness will remain pretty consistent. You will walk through forests of rhododendron before entering into the fields of towering bamboo and then again you will find yourself deep within dense rain forest creeping with moss and lichen. Because of the lower altitude, greenness will be accompanied with you almost all the way up to the base camp. The final day’s push is mostly above the tree line, but even here, you will still be walking through emerald alpine fields. Pre-monsoon time between March and May and post-monsoon from September to November is the ideal time for trekking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Most close view of Annapurna 1.
- Beautiful walking through the rain forest.
- Beautiful terrace
- Amazing view of Annapurna I (8,091m.), Mt.Annapurna II (7,939m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m.), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993m.) Mt. Hiuchuli (6,441m.), Mt. Lamjung (6,986m.)