Annapurna Base camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations after the Everest Base Camp trek. Annapurna Region is somehow second home to trekkers and adventure lovers, who appreciate nature and mountain thrills. The Annapurna region is seated in Nepal's central north, ranging from the Kali Gandaki River in the west to the Marshyangdi River in the east, together with the Lamjung Himal. The region offers a wonderful combination of natural and cultural elements for visitors. The Annapurna Base Camp route passes through stunning and quiet scenery, lovely Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo, and alpine forests on its way to the trip's ultimate and final goal, Annapurna Base Camp stands at the elevation of (4130m) (13546ft.).
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you around one of the world's most remote traditional villages, where our trek begins with a warm welcome from the locals and continues through lush green landscapes with scenic snow-capped giant mountains and a fine and marvelous blend of cultures unmatched by any other trek. It's a journey to the Annapurna Himalayas' vibrant amphitheater of exceedingly elegant peaks. Typically, this exciting journey begins in the lovely city of Pokhara, in the Annapurna mountains, and continues via delightful communities of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups.
Within less than 10 days, the lushness of the Rhododendron forest, little town settlements, and sky-touching mountain vistas form an outdoor voyage full of adventure, exhaustion, and delight with a lifelong memory at the conclusion. The entire trek is exciting and adventurous, with ups and downs on harsh and difficult trails. Eventually, you'll be taken to the most beautiful and panoramic spot at the Annapurna Massif's base, where you can take in the breathtaking views of Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna II (7,937 meters), Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Annapurna IV (7,525 meters), Gangapurna (7,455 meters), and Annapurna South (7,219m). The Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal's largest conservation area, protects and conserves this massif, which spans 7629 square kilometers. Machhapuchhre is another well-known peak in the Annapurna massif, which is located in Annapurna's southern region.
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Major Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Kathmandu, a city of Temples
You will begin Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu full day sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which include Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. You will have an amazing insight into Nepali culture, religion, history, and civilization during this day. You will be taken to the Nepali authentic kitchen to taste Nepali cuisine before starting your ABC trek.
Pokhara, a city of lakes
Pokhara is the most popular and famous tourist city in Nepal. The beautiful city offers stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, and numerous snowy peaks. This city is also called the city of lakes, including Phewa lake, Begnas lake, Rupa lake, and many other small and bigger ones inside Pokhara city. The city has fancy and luxury resorts, hotels, and restaurants which reflect international services in hospitality. The cozy street on the lakeside, foody street, lights, and hundreds of shops, trekking and hiking item shops are the major attractions of Pokhara. Sarangkot viewpoint, World Peace Stupa, and Dhampus village add more attractions to your Pokhara stay.
Poon Hill Viewpoint
Poonhill viewpoint is the most romantic place to cherish the beauty of sunset and sunrise over the majestic snow-capped mountains, which will give you front-row access to one of the most phenomenal spectacles of natural theatre on earth. A vantage point to explore the divine landscapes, mountain views, magical terrain, and stunning natural beauties in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayan range.
Ethnic Group, Culture, and Tradition
You will be trekking through the small and beautiful village settlements of ethnic people like Gunung and Magar. You can experience the local culture, tradition, people, and customs. The warm hospitality from local people, their unique taste in food, and festivals are a lifetime experience for any traveler. Normally, Ghandruk and Ghorepani villages are rich in culture and unique traditions in Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp
A stunning place to explore the panoramic view of mountains and Annapurna valley filled with snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and thrilling scenery of mountains. Annapurna Base Camp is the dream place for a lot of travel devotees to experience the wildness of the Himalayas.
More highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Scenic Kathmandu to Pokhara flight/drive.
- Spend a day in the tourist hub Pokhara.
- Trekking through rhythmic waterfalls, turquoise lakes/ponds, rivers, creeks, and beautiful gorges.
- Exploration of traditional and typical Gurung villages and experience their great hospitality.
- Hike to the base of the 10th highest mountain of the world - Annapurna I.
- Relaxing hot spring at Jhinu danda.
- Mythical view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and numerous white mountains.
- Diverse flora and fauna across the trail at different altitudes.
- Availability of numerous guest houses, lodges, tea houses, and small hotels from the beginning to the end of the trekking. Since the whole route is inhabited by the people.
If you are looking for other popular trekking in the Annapurna Region, we also offer Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days, Annapurna in Luxury – 11 Days, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and many more.
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