Annapurna Base Camp trek is an amazing journey through various landscapes, diverse cultures, rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, charming Gurung ethnic villages, and wide varieties of exotic flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and our journey to reach its base camp is one of the most popular and famous trekking destinations in Nepal. Annapurna ranges extend from Vara-Shikar towards Manaslu and Lamjung Himal in roughly 65-70km lateral distance. This range includes one peak over 8,000m and thirteen peaks over 7,000m. The landscapes of the Annapurna region provide stunning scenery and early morning views of the mountains are breathtaking. The sunrise and sunset on Annapurna Massif would be the most fascinating things to do. Moreover, Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) is the most iconic peak in the Annapurna mountain range which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty.
In 10 days, you can experience the diverse culture, traditions, and religious practices of the Gurung community. Normally, the trek starts from Ghandruk village, a famous and traditional Gurung community in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas. The beautiful landscapes along with forests and rivers take you to another beautiful village Chhomrong with the amazing backdrops of Annapurna South. The next day we will head to Dovan, where you will be awarded the outstanding views of Mt. Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and neighboring mountains. The trail passes through the wooded area filled with bamboo and rhododendron trees beside the Modi river and reaches the MBC before reaching ABC. The next day, you will experience the beautiful sunrise on the top of the Annapurna ranges and neighboring mountains.
Major Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Ethnic Group, Culture, and Tradition
You will be trekking through the small, picturesque villages of ethnic groups like the Gurung and Magar during the route. You can get a hint of the local way of life, heritage, and people. Any traveler, who is traveling in Nepal and its different parts of the Himalayan area should experience the locals' warm welcome, distinctive culinary preferences, and festivities at least once in their lifetime. Typically, the villages of Ghandruk and Chhomrong are rich in culture and distinctive traditions in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp (EBC)
A stunning place to explore the panoramic view of mountains and Annapurna valley filled with snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and the magical scenery of the Himalayan ranges. Annapurna Base Camp is the dream place for every travel devotee to experience the wildness of the Himalayas. The beautiful and panoramic place of the base of Annapurna Massif, from where you can experience the thrilling view of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gangapurna (7,455m), and Annapurna South (7,219m). This massif is protected and conserved by the largest conservation area of Nepal - The Annapurna Conservation Area with 7629sq.km.
Pokhara - the city of lakes
Pokhara is the most popular and famous destination for trekkers and travelers in Nepal. The beautiful city offers stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, and numerous other mountains. This city is also called the city of lakes, which includes, 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 streets on the lakeside, foody streets, 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.
More highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhu Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
- Unique, distinctive, and beautiful cultures, practices, and values of ethnic groups.
- Home of exotic flora and fauna.
- Rhythmic waterfall, lush green forest, rhododendron forest, and glacial rivers.
- Majestic sunrise and sunset views from Annapurna Base Camp over the snowy peaks.
- Natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
- Spend a day in the Tourist hub Pokhara and explore around it.
- Get a taste of authentic Nepalese cuisine in Pokhara, Kathmandu, and while trekking.
If you are looking for other popular trekking in the Annapurna Region, we also offer Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 Days, Annapurna in Luxury – 11 Days, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and many more.
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