Annapurna Base camp Trekking
Annapurna Base Camp trekking facts
- Duration of Trip: 15 Days
- Trekking Days: 13 Days
- Type of Trek: Teahouse / Lodge stay
- Max. Altitude: 4300
- Grade of Trek: Fairly challenging- strenuous
- Main Attraction: Annapurna /Daulagiri/Manaslu /Fishtail
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers magnificent mountain views and yet also leisurely walks which pass between beautiful steep green hills and lush rice terraces. You can be refreshed and rest at at any of the local teahouses and lodges along the way. It is never that far to the next opportunity for a seat and a cup tea and an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Annapurna Base Camp trek is the most popular all the treks in Nepal.
From Annapurna Base Camp, you will soak up remarkable views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks which are superb when the rays of the sun fall upon them in the morning and evening. The moments spent viewing the glowing edifices and snow capped peaks of the rugged mighty mountains in the sunset can inspire an almost sacred feeling of gratitude for the experience of this most transient beauty. You will feel awe struck by your views of the all these great mountains: Machupuchre also known as Mount Fish Tail (6993m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Singu Chuli, Gagapurna and Tent Peak, which all await you during the course of this trek.
It is, however, not only majestic, rugged mountain peaks that will provide you with breathtaking scenery along the way. You will climb from the sub - tropical plains through bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests to alpine meadows. You will experience the wild windswept desert plateau in the rain shadow of the mountains, peaceful valleys and the world's deepest river gorge of the Kali Gandaki, lying some 6900m below the Annapurna Mountain Range.
Many different creatures may be encountered during your trek. You will pass through the many species of rhododendrons which thrive on the mountain sides and if you are trekking during the spring or early summer, you may be fortunate enough to enjoy the beauty of their profuse and brilliant blooms. But it’s not only nature in all its forms that will enchant you. You will also encounter local people from the various ethnic groups who also reside in this region. Amongst these are the Gurung, Magar, Kami, Damai Brahman and Chhetri. The friendly hospitality shown by the local people will certainly enhance your enjoyment of your trek.
Come with EncountersNepal,com to experience this diverse, beautiful countryside. Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna, enjoy the breathtaking views of the ten peaks to be seen which reach an altitude of over 6000m. Marvel at the views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill which is encircled by a ring of majestic mountains. From there, you can view the high mountains, picturesque villages and peaceful farmland at Ghaundrung and the natural hotspring at Jhinudanda.
Please note that this trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking.
There are many possible starting points for trekking in this region, such as Nayapul -Birethati –Phedi, “Australian Camp”, or Tatopani.
Depending on your time, your fitness, your interests and your budget, you can choose the length and route of the trek you undertake in this world famous trekking paradise. There are so many access points for beginning and ending your trek, all of which will give you some experience of the diversity of the magnificent landscapes of this region. It is possible to trek through lush green scenery and past snow or through the wild arid areas surrounded by soaring summits. Contact us at encountersnepal.com to discuss and plan the itinerary that would best suit the needs of you and your party.